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121st Annual Session 



Little River Baptist Association 

October 28, 1996 
Buies Creek First Baptist Church 



October 29, 1996 

Dunn First Baptist Church 



Minutes 

of 

Little River 

Baptist Association 

North Carolina 

One Hundred Twenty-First 
Annual Meeting 




Met With 

BUIES CREEK FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 

October 28, 1996 

and 

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH of DUNN 
October 29, 1996 

The next regular meeting of the Little River Baptist Association will be 
held Monday, October 27, 1997 with Hillmon Grove Baptist Church in 
Cameron, NC and Tuesday, October 28. 1997 with Lillington Baptist 
Church in Lillington, NC. 

The Annual Semnon will be delivered by Rev. Russell Blackmon, 
pastor of Swanns Station Baptist Church in Sanford, NC. 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 

Associational Directory 3-18 

Annual Meeting Program 1 8-20 

Church History of Buies Creek Baptist Church 21-22 

Church History of Dunn First Baptist Church 22-23 

Messengers to the Association 23-24 

Minutes of Annual Meeting 25-26 

Program Participants 26-27 

Treasurer's Report 27-30 

American Bible Society 30-31 

Annual Church Profile Digest 32 

ASSISTeam Annual Report 32-33 

Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina 33-34 

Baptist Colleges and Universities 34-35 

Baptist Retirement Homes of North Carolina, INC. 35-36 

Belarussian Project 1996 36-40 

Biblical Recorder 41 

Budget for 1997 42-47 

Calendar for 1996-97 47-52 

Christian Life and Public Affairs 52 

Discipleship Training Report 53 

Evangelism Report 53 

Memorial 54-55 

Mision Hispana Bautista De Buies Creek Mission Report 56-57 

Hispanic Budget for 1997 57-58 

Moderator and Executive Committee Report 58-59 

North Carolina Baptist Foundation 59-60 

North Carolina Baptist Hospital 60-61 

Place and Preacher Committee Report 61 

Woman's Missionary Union Annua! Report 61-62 

World Missions Report 62-64 

1996 Vacation Bible School Report 64-65 

Historial Table 66-71 

Annual Church Profiles Report 72-108 

Constitution and Bylaws 109-123 

Map of LRBA's churches 124-125 



Associationai Directory 

(Ail Cities are in North Carolina) 

STAFF 

Director of Missions .... Daniel M. Deaton PO Box 897 Lillington 27546(h)81 4-2539 

Associationai Center PO Box 896 Lillington 27546(0)893-4282 (FAX) 893-2865 

Administrative Assist Cassandra Holt Rt 2 Box 217 Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-8980 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE REPORT 

Associationai Officers 

Moderator Jim Randolph Rt 3 Box 29 Cameron 28325(h)499-4882 

Vice Moderator David Whiteman PO Box 485 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-9638 

Historian Linda Cameron Rt 4 Box 269-C Lillington 27546(h)893-9812 

Clerk Jo Lee Rt 6 Box 67AB Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-6675 

Asst. Clerk 

Treasurer Marshall Woodali Rt 4 Box 273 Lillington 27546(h)893-4349 

Asst. Treasurer Lincoln Faulk PO Box 657 Lillington 27546(h)893-2872 

Standing Committee Representatives 

Amencan Bible Society ... Jewel Allen 606 Davis Avenue Dunn 28334(h)892-1966 

Baptist Foundation Bruce Blackmon PO Box 8 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-3543 

Baptist Hospital Roger Johnson PO Box 368 Lillington 27546(h)893-3221 

Children's Homes Abe Elmore PO Box 668 Dunn 28334(h)892-6661 

Christian Education ... Paul Johnson PO Box 1029 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-2910 
Christian Life/Public Affairs Tom Freeman 509 General Lee Dunn 28334(h)892-7953 
Coop. Prog/Stewardship . . Frank Neville 309 Briarciiff Drive Dunn 28334(h)892-7578 

Evangelism Michael Simmons PO Box 126 Buies Creek 27506(h)897-1886 

Homes for Aging Doris Morgan PO Box 114 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-4790 

Memorials Carl Graham 500 Wheeler Drive Angier 27501 (h)639-3 143 

Minister's Retirement . . Max Eller 316 Keith Hills Road Lillington 27546(h)893-6687 
World Missions Vivian Simpson PO Box 332 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-5682 

Sunday School 

Director Ivan Byrd Rt 4 Box 122-1 Lillington 27546(h)893-8408 

Pastor ASSISTeam Director Chris Wroten Rt 3 Box 40-G Cameron 28326(h)499-5315 

Leader/Member Development Director 

Vivian Simpson PO Box 332 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-5682 

Outreach Director Randy Moore Rt 1 Box 116 Bunnlevei 28323(h)893-4229 

Adult Director .... Cynthia Spivey 7108 Chris Cole Road Sanford 27330(h)776-0428 

Youth Director Sandy Marks Rt 22 Box 424 Sanford 27330(h)499-2532 

Children Director Chen^ Devane Rt 4 Box 627 Dunn 28334(h)892-2920 

Preschool Director Tracy Overby 105 Peach Orchard Lane Benson 27504(h)894-1123 
VBS Director Kim Hendrick Rt 1 Box 534 Broadway 27505(h)499-5788 



Discipleship Support Council 

Director David Oyster Rt 2 Box 23 Broadway 27505(h)258-3103 

Bible Drill Director Billy Wicker Rt 4 Box 57 Lillington 27546(h)893-8748 

Baptist Men 

Director 

Missions Leader . Clark Kershner 2108 Tramway Road Sanford 27330(h)776-8588 

Member of Council 

Charles Rambeau Rt 6 Box 342A Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-6224 

Member of Council Preston Morris 2716 Peppennili Road Sanford 27330(h)258-3663 

Member of Council Eric Dziedzic 308 West B Street Erwin 28339(h)897-6045 

Member of Council Danny Lewis Rt 3 Box 289 Lillington 27546(h)893-5267 

Member of Council Royce Crumpier Rt 7 Box 335 Dunn 28334{h)892-6514 

Member of Council Robert Wood PO Box 1403 Lillington 27546(h)893-2525 

Disaster Recovery Team 

Director Marion Hobbs Rt 1 Box 81 Bunnlevel 28323(h)893-8936 

Team Leader . . Charles Rambeau Rt 6 Box 342-A Fuquay-Vanna 27526(h)552-6224 

Team Leader Clark Kershner 2108 Tramway Road Sanford 27330(h)776-8588 

Team Leader Robert Wood PO Box 1403 Lillington 27546(h)893-2525 

Music 

Director Mark Collier PO Box 1157 Buies Creek 27506(h)980-0604 

Youth 

Director Rodney Wilson Rt 1 Box216A-2 Benson 27504(h)894-8154 

Woman's Missionary Union 

Director Dorothy Barham PO Box 371 Lillington 27546(h)893-3309 

Asst. Director Becky Allen Rt 3 Box 580 Lillington 27546(h)893-5117 

Secretary/Treasurer ... Linda Cameron Rt 4 Box 269-C Lillington 27546(h)893-9812 

Missions Involvement Consultant 

Pat Faircloth Rt 4 Box 290 Lillington 27546(h)893-51 10 

Assistant Mission Involvement Consultant 

Melissa Honeycutt Rt 3 Box 646 Lillington 27546{h)893-9404 

Missions Growth Consultant 

Nancy Blackmon Rt 14 Box 556 Sanford 27330(h)499-5544 

Baptist Nursing Fellowship Consultant 

Claudia Hayes Rt 6 Box 407 Sanford 27330(h)499-9655 

Women on Mission Barbara Byrd Rt 1 Box 556 Erwin 28339{h)893-4895 

Asst. Women on Mission 

Edna Stephens 304 North 12th Street Erwin 28339(h)897-5707 

Acteens Consultant 

Stephanie Needham 219 Dalrymple Farm Road Broadway 27505(h)258-9648 

Asst. Acteens Consultant 

Elizabeth Shatterly 105 Cascade Circle Dunn 28334(h)892-4735 

Girls-ln-Action Consultant . Donna Turlington PO Box 32 Lillington 27546(h)893-9355 
Asst. Girls-ln-Action Consultant Alice Davis PO Box 249 Lillington 27546(h)814-2190 

Mission Friends Consultant 

Lisa Foreman 7814 Sierra Trail Spring Lake 28390{h)496-1172 



Asst. Mission Friends Consultant 

Becky Wroten Rt 6 Box 315 Cameron 28326(h)499-5315 

Military Ministry Committee 

EXP. 

1997 David Hamilton 108 Appaloosa Drive Spring Lake 28390(h)436-3486 

1997 Jack Smith 6617 Rosebud Road Spring Lake 28390(h)497-8740 

1997 Chris Begley Rt 2 Box 86-2 Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-8805 

1998 Max Eller 316 Keith Hills Road Lillington 27546(h)893-6687 

1998 Steve Devane Rt 4 Box 627 Dunn 28334(h)892-2920 

1998 Clark Kershner 2108 Tramv\/ay Road Sanford 27330(h)776-8588 

Missions Development Council 

EXP. 

1997 Sammy Overby, C/?a/rr77an . Rt 2 Box 223 Fuquay-Vanna 27526(h)552-5398 

1997 Harold Jernigan Rt 3 Box 558 Dunn 28334{h)897-5405 

1997 Wayne Schlink Rt 5 Box 558 Spring Lake 28390(h)436--0276 

1998 Ray Stand! 1392 Massengili Pond Road Angier 27501 (h)639-2551 

1998 Chris Wroten Rt 6 Box 315 Cameron 28326(h)499-5315 

1998 Richard Walker 9808 Kennebec Church Road Angier 27501 (h)639-9762 

1999 Judy Taylor Rt 1 Box 54 Erwin 28339(h)897-8736 

Personnel Committee 

EXP. 

1997 Debbie Dail 1610 Avents Ferry Road Sanford 27330(h)258-6927 

1997 James Taylor Rt 4 Box 277-C Lillington 27546(h)893-9517 

1997 Ronnie Byrd PC Box 282 Erwin 28339(h)893-7559 

1998 Betty Spence Rt 2 Box 577 Lillington 27546(h)893-5630 

1998 David Whiteman, Ch PO Box 485 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-4162 

1998 Leary Knight Rt 1 Box 71 Broadway 27505(h)258-9557 

1999 Jerry Hicks 703 East E Street Erwin 28339(h)897-8051 

1999 David Heinzman 718 West J Street Erwin 28339(h)897-6144 

Finance Committee 

EXP. 

1997 Joe Sakas Rt 1 Box 452-B Spring Lake 28390(h)436-3930 

1997 Reecie Surles Rt 4 Box 442 Angier 27501 (h)639-4766 

1998 Grover Blackburn, Ch 101 High Meadow Drive Angier 27501 {h)639-4300 

1998 Mike Parham 312 Colendge Drive Dunn 28334{h)892-1203 

1999 Georgia Lee Brown . . Rt 3 Box 630 Lillington 27546(h)893-4301 

1999 Ken Buss PO Box 902 Lillington 27546(h)893-2566 

Trustees 

EXP. 

1997 Marshall Woodall Rt 4 Box 273 Lillington 27546(h)893-4349 

1998 C. E. Oxford 702 Strickland Lane Lillington 27546(h)893-9547 

1999 Brenda Burgess Rt 2 Box 280 Lillington 27546(h)893-5735 



Ordination Committee 

Ex Officio Jim Randolph Rt 3 Box 29 Cameron 28326(h)499-4882 

Chaimian Can^oll Owneby PO Box 1243 Dunn 28334(h)89 1-4427 

Member Donald Penny PO Box 1289 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-8767 

Member John Stephenson PO Box 339 Coats 2752 1(h)897-6 162 

Member Charles Bodenheimer Rt 4 Box 436 Lillington 27546(h)893-5292 

Constitution and Policy 

EXP. 

1997 Jim Burgin, Chairman Rt 1 Box 315 Lillington 27546{h)893-6673 

1998 Cassandra Holt Rt 2 Box 217 Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-8980 

Building and Grounds 

EXP. 

1997 Ken Cummings Rt 3 Box 462 Lillington 27546(h)893-5826 

1998 Henry Rawls Rt 1 Box 79 Fuquay-Varlna 27526(h)552-5480 

1999 Jerry Johnson Rt 2 Box 12 Coats 27521 (h)897-7462 

1999 Jerry Hicks, Chairman 703 East E Street Erwin 28339(h)897-8051 

Council on Pastoral Ministries 

Martin Groover, Chairman PO Box 525 Mamers 27552(h)893-4678 

Charles Price 401 South 14th Street EnA/in 28339(h)897-4812 

Mike Cogdill PO Box 455 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-6387 

Jim Burgin Rt 1 Box 315 Lillington 27546(h)893-6673 

Gordon Springle 101 Dereck Drive Angier 27501 (h)639-2037 

Council on Hispanic Ministries 

Scott Avery, Chairman PO Box 355 Coats 27521{h)897-5360 

Ismael Rivera Rt 6 Box 63 A Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-2477 

David Steegar, Vice Chairman PO Box 848 Buies Creek 27506{h)893-5300 

Sheryl Davy , PO Box 245 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-8718 

Nancy Blackmon, Secretary Rt 14 Box 556 Sanford 27330(h)499-5544 

Elas Sears Rt 2 Box 780 Coats 27521 (h)897-7350 

Frank Trujillo 611 North Avenue Sanford 27330(h)774-1084 

Belarus Steering Committee 

Bill Tomlinson, Ch 500 Woodman Drive Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-9443 

Jean Tomlinson 500 Woodman Drive Fuquay-Varina 27526{h)552-9443 

George Simmons Rt 6 Box 397 Sanford 27330(h)499-6423 

Joe Sakas Rt 1 Box 452-B Spring Lake 28390(h)436-3930 

Dorothy Barham, PO Box 371 Lillington 27546(h)893-3309 

Joann Coakins 409 Keith Hills Road Lillington 27546(h)893-9715 

Jim Roberts Rt 4 Box 394 Lillington 27546(h)893-1610 

Teresa Roberts Rt 4 Box 394 Lillington 27546(h)893-1610 

Joanna Runyon 102 Tirzah Drive Lillington 27546(h)893-5598 

Gail Denning PO Box 663 Coats 27521 

Christine Avery PO Box 355 Coats 27521(h)897-5360 

South African Partnership 

Grover Blackburn, Chairman PO Box 130 Angier 27501 (h)639-4300 



Baptist Foundation 

Gordon Spingle, Chairman 101 Dereck Drive Angler 27501 (h)893-2037 

Georgia Lee Brown Rt 3 Box 630 Lillington 27546(h)893-4301 

Phil Fusco 1003 Merry Street Dunn 28334(h)892-4546 

Earl Esslinger Rt 6 Box 84 Lillington 27546(h)893-5321 



COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS BY THE MODERATOR 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

Russell Biackmon, Chairman Swann's Station Baptist Church 

Avis Hall Angler Baptist Church 

Cassandra Holt Chalybeate Springs Baptist 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE 

Michael Simmons, Chairman Buies Creek First Baptist Church 

Chns Wroten Hiilmon Grove Baptist Church 

Jerry Hicks EnA^in First Baptist Church 

PLACE AND PREACHER COMMITTEE 

Thomas Lee Broadway Baptist Church 

Billy Crabtree Baptist Grove Church 

RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE 

Alice Davis Lillington Baptist Church 

George Mitchell Westfield Baptist Church 



Representatives on Associatlonal Executive Board 

Angler Baptist Avis Hall PO Box 155 Angler 27501 (h)639-2394 

Buies Creek First William Boyd PO Box 449 Coats 27521(h)897-3545 

Calvary Baptist Norman Wallace Rt 5 Box 322 Lillington 27546(h)893-4494 

Coats Baptist Kent Turlington Rt 1 Box 208 Coats 27521 (h)897-6751 

Duncan Baptist Ruben Hearn Rt 1 Fuquay-Varina 27526 

Duncan Baptist .... Phil Weathers Rt 1 Box 225 Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-5945 

Dunn First Baptist Rick McDuffie PO Box 1935 Dunn 28335(h)892-5070 

Erwin First Floyd Glover 402 East H Street Erwin 28339(h)897-5759 

Faith Baptist Wayne Tart 538 Morgan Road Benson 27504(h)894-3584 

Friendship Baptist ... Donald Dav»/son Rt 6 Box 508 Fayetteville 28301 (h)488-4683 
Gourd Springs .... Wayne Schlink 11000 Ray Road Spring Lake 28390(h)436-0362 

Harmony Baptist John Atkins PO Box 663 Lillington 27546(h)893-3731 

Hiilmon Grove George Simmons Rt 6 Box 397 Sanford 27330(h)499-6423 

Holly Springs Clark Kershner 2108 Tramway Road Sanford 27330(h)776-8588 

Kennebec Baptist Russell McLean PO Box 754 Angler 27501 (h)639-4630 

Lillington Joe Boone Rt 4 Box 288A Lillington 27546(h)893-3226 

Lillington Robert Coleman PO Box 24 Lillington 27546(h)893-3069 

New Hope Joe Sakas Rt 1 Box 452-B Spring Lake 28390(h)436-3930 

Neill's Creek Linwood Matthews Rt 4 Box 497 Angler 27501 (h)639-2889 

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N. Clinton Ave John Pearson 105 Holly Street Dunn 28334(h)892-4313 

Oak Grove Daryle Jarmon Rt 2 Box 254 M Angier 27501 (h)639-8867 

Piney Grove Ronnie Honeycutt 605 Wagstaff Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-2777 

Rawls Baptist Henry Rawls Rt 9 Box 79 Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-5480 

Swanns Station A. J. Gaster Rt 14 Box 74 Sanford 27330(h)499-4447 

Westfield Baptist Doug Lewis 104 Ashley Lane Dunn 28334(h)892-8663 

ORDAINED MINISTERS 

Walter Barge PO Box 993 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-2382 

Dean Beck PO Box 1276 Buies Creek 27506 

Kenny Bledsoe 603 West Depot Street Angier 27501 (h)639-8602 

Lynn Buzzard PO Box 891 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-8536 

Mike Cogdill PO Box 455 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-6387 

Dennis Collins PO Box 683 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-6483 

Ralph Darch Rt 2 Box 71 -A Linden 28356(h)497-2508 

Max Eller 316 Keith Hills Road Lillington 27546(h)893-6687 

Stiles Ellyson PO Box 354 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-5396 

A. Lincoln Faulk PO Box 657 Lillington 27546(h)893-2872 

David Fleming PO Box 855 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-5086 

Thomas Freeman 509 S Genera! Lee Avenue Dunn 28334(h)892-7953 

Colon Godwin Rt 5 Box 326 Dunn 28334(h)892-6159 

Wayne Hatcher PO Box 1679 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-6086 

Donald Hemck PO Box 1937 Lillington 27546(h)639-4784 

Earl Howard PO Box 1318 Angier 27501 {h)639-2450 

Glenn Jonas PO Box 143 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-5658 

Clyde Johnson PO Box 176 Broadway 27505(h)258-6100 

Paul Johnson PO Box 1029 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-2910 

Donald Keyser PO Box 125 Buies Creek 27506{h)893-3814 

Leary Knight Rt 1 Box 71 Broadway 27505(h)258-9557 

Dale Lee PO Box 1454 Angier 27501 (h)639-4728 

Hugh McKinley PO Box 850 Buies Creek 27506(h)814-0170 

Woodrow Neal Rt 6 Box 63 Fuquay-Vanna 27526(h)552-9389 

Frank Neville 309 Briarcliff Dhve Dunn 28334(h) 892-7578 

M. Wayne Oakes 9436 Jen Mar Drive Fuquay-Vanna 27526(h)557-6112 

David Oyster Rt 2 Box 23 Broadway 27505(h)258-3103 

Donald Penny PO Box 1289 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-8767 

Eslie Phillips 207 Keith Hills Road Lillington 27546{h)893-9154 

Ann Reece PO Box 429 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-3322 

John Roberson PO Box 476 Buies Creek 27506{h)893-5600 

Joe Sakas Rt 1 Box 452-B Spring Lake 28390(h)436-3930 

Henry Simpson PO Box 332 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-5682 

Grover Smith PO Box 730 Lillington 27546(h)893-91 18 

John Stephenson PO Box 339 Coats 2752 1(h)897-6 162 

Donald C. Strother PO Box 483 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-5801 

Tommy Talton Rt 2 Box 289 Fuquay-Vanna 27526(h)552-0459 

Grover Vaughan 107 Lillington Street Angier 27501 (h)639-4416 

Jerry Wallace PO Box 256 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-2988 

Joe Watterson Rt 2 Box 22 Broadway 27505{h)258-6008 

Floyd West Rt 4 Box 712 Spnng Lake 28390(h)497-1307 

Robert West PO Box 71 Lillington 27546(h)893-9161 

Robert Wilson . i . . ... Rt 2 Box 24 Broadway 27505(h)258-3140 



Church Clerks 

Angier Betty Jo Spivey PO Box 334 Angier 27501 (h)639-4798 

Antioch Marjorie Martin PO Box 451 Mamers 27552(h)893-5601 

Baptist Chapel Bonnie Currin PO Box 826 Broadway 27505(h)258-6329 

Baptist Grove Judy Dean Rt 1 Box 284 Holly Springs 27540(h)552-6968 

Broadway Cynthia Myers 426 Main Street Broadway 27505(h)258-9978 

Buies Creek First Carolyn Johnson Rt 6 Box 446 Lillington 27546(h)893-4747 

Calvary Doris Barefoot Rt 3 Box 376-A Lillington 27546(h)893-9200 

Chalybeate Spr . Charles Rambeau Rt 6 Box 342-A Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-6224 

Coats Lynda Butler Rt 3 Box 556 Dunn 28334(h)897-4175 

Crestview Sara Coats 860 Roy Jackson Road Dunn 28334(h)892-8821 

Crossroads Carol Moffitt Rt 3 Box 890 Lillington 27546(h)893-6366 

Duncan T. C. O'Connell 707 Oak Street Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-5477 

Dunn First Hilda Wilson 1110 Merry Street Dunn 28334(h)892-3215 

Dunn Second Laura Strickland Rt 1 Box 819 Dunn 28334(h)892-7050 

East Erwin Rhonda Edwards 910 Walnut Drive Erwin 28339(h)897-7260 

Erwin First Leah Woodall 408 Old Post Road Erwin 28339(h)897-5454 

Faith Gladys Altman Rt 2 Box 686 Dunn 28334(h)892-2833 

Fellowship Sandra Taylor Rt 4 Box 277-C Lillington 27546(h)893-9517 

Friendship Fannie Lou Byrd PO Box 237 Bunnlevel 28323(h)893-5128 

Gourd Springs Marie Griffin Rt 3 Box 614 Spring Lake 28390(h)497-1969 

Hannony Georgia Wilkins PO Box 562 Lillington 27546(h)893-3482 

Hillmon Grove Mickie Rebello Rt 6 Box 1229 Sanford 27330(h)499-4264 

Holly Springs Susan Britt PO Box 3781 Sanford 27330(h)499-0416 

Kennebec Carolyn Herrick 9808 Kennebec Ch Rd Angier 27501 (h)639-4784 

Lillington Joyce Oliver PO Box 713 Lillington 27546(h)893-2745 

Macedonia Sherry Daniel Rt 1 Box 289-A1 Holly Springs 27540(h)552-6674 

Memorial Diane Jones Po Box 485 Buies Creek 27506(c)893-4162 

Neill's Creek Robert Wood PO Box 1403 Lillington 27546(h)893-2525 

New Hope Faye Cox Rt 1 Box 399 A Spring Lake 28390(h)497-4650 

N. Clinton Ave Jean Sumner 111 Beale Street Dunn 28334(h)892-4554 

Oak Grove Margaret Baucom Rt 1 Box 193 Lillington 27546(h)639-4584 

Piney Grove Ch Lois baker Rt 2 Box 45- 5A Angier 27501 (h)639-4810 

Pleasant Memory Ramonia Franklin Rt 1 Box 277 Lillington 27546(h)893-3033 

Rawls Gaynelle Holder Rt 6 Box 36A Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-6166 

Swanns Station Charles Bum 4113 Hwy 87 South Sanford 27330(h)499-4789 

Trinity Wendy Carter 403 Lester Street Angier 27501 (h)639-4983 

Westfield Jewel Allen 606 Davis Avenue Dunn 28334(h)892-1966 

Ministers of Children 

Angier Linda Young Rt 3 Box 101-A Angier 27501 (h)639-4306 

Antioch Christine Avery PO Box 355 Coats 27521 (h)897-5360 

Buies Creek First Donna Beck PO Box 1276 Buies Creek 27506 

Chalybeate Spnngs Kevin Keigley PO Box 713 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-2835 

Coats Rodney Wilson Rt 1 Box 216 A-2 Benson 27504(h)894-8154 

Crossroads Carol Moffitt Rt 3 Box 890 Lillington 27546(h)893-6366 

Fellowship Carolyn Thomas (h)814-4162 

Memorial JoAnna Rich PO Box 485 Buies Creek 27506(c)893-4162 

Neill's Creek Matt Thomas Rt 1 Box 109 Lillington 27546(h)893-9687 



Rawls Tracie Holder 1000 Woodland Dr Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-0621 

Trinity Terri Farmer 1 100 West Church Street Angier 27501 (h)639-6057 

Westfield Jonathan Yarboro PO Box 802 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-7734 

Ministers of Music 

Angier Darwin Townsend 2953 Tram Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)639-8093 

Antioch Christine Avery PO Box 355 Coats 27521 (h)897-5360 

Baptist Chapel Clara Howard 1255 Buckhorn Rd Sanford 27330(h)258-6226 

Baptist Grove Steve Allen PO Box 2911 Buies Creek 27506 

Broadway Carolyn Walls 114 Edgewater Dr Broadway 27505(h)258-9733 

Buies Creek First Dorothy Mullins PO Box 342 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-1942 

Calvary Linda Holder Rt 3 Box 246 Lillington 27546(h)893-2815 

Chalybeate Springs . Marsha Dorman 613 Parker St Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-3441 

Coats Christy Wilson Rt 1 Box 46- A-2 Benson 27504(h)894-8154 

Crossroads Jim Corbett 113 Highland Drive Lillington 27546(h)893-3899 

Dunn First Laney Kittrell 600 W Orange Avenue Dunn 28334(h)892-4253 

Dunn Second Mark Whiting SEBTS Box 13761 Wake Forest 27587(h)562-0622 

East Erwin Carolyn Darman 205 Pineview Dr Erwin 28339(h)897-4340 

Erwin First Teresa Aiken 202 South 11th St Erwin 28339(h)897-3225 

Faith Pat Stanley Rt 3 Box 192 Dunn 28334(H)892-7344 

Fellowship Sandra Taylor Rt 4 Box 277-C Lillington 27546(h)893-9517 

Friendship Mark Collier PO Box 120 Bunnlevel 28323(h)980-0604 

Gourd Springs Woody Griffin 1921 Bernard St Spring Lake 28390(h)497-2049 

Hillmon Grove William Hayes Rt 22 Box 407 Sanford 27330(h)499-9665 

Holly Springs Cynthia Spivey 7108 Chris Cole Rd Sanford 27330(h)776-0428 

Kennebec Vanessa McLamb 1430 Old Honeycutt Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)557-0278 

Lillington Kathy Sutter PO Box 1083 Lillington 27546(h)893-9510 

Macedonia Todd Shamburg SEBTS Box 12679 Wake Forest 27587(h)556-6118 

Memorial Patty Jung PO Box 248 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-4851 

Neill's Creek Gary Taylor 307 Coleridge Drive Dunn 28334(h)892-4712 

New Hope Christi Davis 1104 Cedar Creek Rd Fayetteville 28301 (h)485-6736 

N Clinton Ave Jo Lee Rt 6 Box 67 AB Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-6675 

Oak Grove Shirtey Jefferds Rt 2 Box 238 Angier 27501 (h)639-6862 

Pleasant Memory Lewanne Norris PO Box 102 Buies Creek 27506(h)81 4-2431 

Rawls Sarah Bradley Rt 2 Box 101 Fuquay-Varina 27526{h)552-6883 

Swanns Station Gerry Ellis 709 Bennett Street Sanford 27330(h)776-5203 

Trinity Thomas Mowery Rt 1 Box 556 Coats 27521 (h)897-2805 

Westfield Trent Carpenter 105 Tracey Lane Dunn 28334(h)89 1-5670 

Ministers of Youth ^ 

Antioch Christine Avery PO Box 355 Coats 27521 (h)897-5360 

Baptist Grove Dale Buettner SEBTS Box 12093 Wake Forest 27588(h)556-8734 

Buies Creek First Harold Smith PO Box 293 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-9596 

Chalybeate Springs Kevin Keigley PO Box 713 Buies Creek 27506(c)893-2835 

Coats Rodney Wilson Rt 1 Box 216 A-2 Benson 27504(h)894-8154 

Dunn First Tripp Harmon 706 North Ellis Ave Dunn 28334(h)892-1328 

Dunn Second Tim Addis SEBTS Box 123860 Wake Forest 27587(h)554-0939 

Enwin First Michael Cox PO Box 1196 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-1852 

Faith Pat Stanley Rt 3 Box 192 Dunn 28334(h)892-7344 

Fellowship Sandra Taylor Rt 4 Box 277 C Lillington 27546(h)893-9517 

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Friendship Mark Collier PO Box 120 Bunnlevel 28323(h)980-0604 

Hillmon Grove Sandy Marks Rt 22 Box 424 Sanford 27330(h)499-2532 

Kennebec . . Vanessa McLamb 1430 Old Honeycutt Fuquay-Varina 27525(h)557-0278 

Lillington Brian Burroughs PO Box 872 Lillington 27546(h)893-2505 

Memorial Lori Bunn PO Box 485 Buies Creek 27506(c)893-4162 

Neill's Creek Melanie Edwards PO Box 727 Buies Creek 27506(h)814-3917 

N Clinton Ave Sherry Jemigan 105 May Street Dunn 28334(h)892-6260 

Oak Grove Rick Jefferds Rt 2 Box 238 Angier 27501 (h)639-6862 

Rawls Trade Holder 1000 Woodland Dr Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-0621 

Swanns Station Melissa Culbreth 4039 Hwy 87 S Sanford 27330(h)499-0549 

Trinity Keith Pleasant PO Box 689 Angier 27501 (h)552-9533 

Westfield Jonathan Yarboro PO Box 802 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-7734 

Brotherhood Directors 

Angler Earl Gray PO Box 116 Kipling 27543(h)552-7957 

Antioch Eldon Sloan PO Box 70 Broadway 27505(h)258-6083 

Baptist Grove Jeffery Bain Rt 2 Box 91 Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-3600 

Broadway Tommy Rosser PO Box 328 Broadway 27505(h)258-3756 

Buies Creek First Kenney Bledsoe PO Box 117 Angier 27501 (h)639-8602 

Calvary Wilbon Byrd Rt 2 Box 287 Lillington 27546(h)893-8984 

Chalybeate Springs 

Charles Rambeau Rt 6 Box 342 A Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-6224 

Coats Lee Shearin Rt 2 Box 690 Coats 27521 (h)897-4 100 

Crestview Edwards Jackson 1042 Core Road Dunn 28334(h)892-8007 

Duncan Ray Baker Rt 1 Box 211-E Holly Springs 27540 

East Erwin Eric Dziedzic 308 West B Street Erwin 28339(h)897-6045 

Erwin First Ed Stephens 304 North 12th Street Erwin 28339(h)897-5707 

Faith Wayne Stanley Rt 3 Box 192 Dunn 28334(h)892-7344 

Fellowship Tommy Thomas RT 4 Box 277 Lillington 27546(h)893-4757 

Friendship Larry Edwards Rt 1 Box 78 Bunnlevel 28323(h)893-8329 

Gourd Springs Stevie GrifTin Rt 3 Box 614 Spring Lake 28390(h)497-1969 

Harmony Kevin Barbour 3404 County Line Road Angier 27501 (h)639-0637 

Hillmon Grove David Valtin 9005 Hilltop Lane Sanford 27330(h)499-0656 

Holly Springs Frank Shue Rt 2 Box 279 Broadway 27505(h)258-6677 

Lillington Ty Lucas Rt 4 Box 395 Lillington 27546{h)893-2541 

Memorial Ray Womble 704 Strickland Lane Lillington 27546{h)893-5977 

Neill's Creek Robert Wood PO Box 1403 Lillington 27546(h)893-2525 

New Hope John Palmer Rt 1 Box 210 Bunnlevel 28323(h)893-3210 

Pleasant Memory Kenneth Norris PO Box 102 Buies Creek 27506(h)8 14-2431 

Rawls Ernest Simmons PO Box 595 Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-5562 

Swanns Station Roscoe Leggs Rt 2 Box 195 Lillington 27546(h)499-5905 

Westfield Abe Elmore 124 Fairfield Circle Dunn 28334(h)892-6661 

Discipleship Training Directors 

Angier Grover Blackburn 101 High Meadow Dr Angier 27501 (h)639-4300 

Antioch Shirley Hogue Rt 6 Box 563 Lillington 27546(h)893-8755 

Broadway Thomas Lee 301 First Street Broadway 27505(h)258-5561 

Calvary Fred McDonald Rt 5 Box 311 Lillington 27546(h)893-4798 

Fellowship James Taylor Rt 4 Box 277C Lillington 27546(h)893-9517 

Friendship Mark Dunham Rt 1 Box 176 Linden 28356(h)980-0242 

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Hillmon Grove . . . Brock VanAnden 7928 Blanchard Road Sanford 27330(h)498-1901 

Holly Springs David Oyster Rt 2 Box 23 Broadway 27505(h)258-3103 

N Clinton Ave Toby Sumner 1 1 1 Beale Street Dunn 28334(h)892-4554 

Rawls Kevin Hopkins Rt 6 Box 37 Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-6905 

Westfield Steve Devane Rt 4 Box 627 Dunn 28334(h)892-2920 

Woman's Missionary Union 

Angier Avis Hall PO Box 155 Angier 27501 (h)639-2394 

Antioch Becky Allen Rt 3 Box 580 Lillington 27546(h)893-5117 

Baptist Chapel Donna Baylor 2210 Buckhorn Rd Sanford 27330(h)258-5122 

Baptist Grove Pat Watkins Rt 2 Box 221-2 Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-0452 

Broadway Linda Lee 301 First Street Broadway 27505(h)258-6561 

Buies Creek First Vivian Simpson PO Box 332 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-5682 

Calvary Barbara Butler Rt 2 Box 289 Lillington 27546(ti)893-5389 

Chalybeate Springs . . Sammy Overby Rt 2 Box 223 Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-5398 

Coats Haze! Barnes Rt 2 Box 126 Angier 27501 (h)897-8782 

Crestview Bonne Eason 129 OBJ Road Dunn 28334(h)892-0768 

Duncan Pasty O'Conneli 707 Oak Street Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-5477 

Dunn First Laveme Stamper 506 Pearsail Street Dunn 28334 

Dunn Second Betty Morrison Rt 1 Box 755 Dunn 28334(h)892-3767 

East EnA/in Opal ColviHe PO Box 652 En/vin 28339(h)892-8801 

EnA/in First Edna Stephens 304 North 12th Street Erwin 28339(h)897-5707 

Faith Pat Stanley Rt 3 Box 192 Dunn 28334(h)892-7344 

Friendship Barbara Byrd Rt 1 Box 556 Erwin 28339(h)893-4895 

Gourd Springs Marie Griffin Rt 3 Box 614 Spring Lake 28839(h)497-1969 

Harmony Krista Moore Rt 1 Box 116 Bunnlevel 28323(h)893-4229 

Hillmon Grove Becky Wroten Rt 6 Box 312 Cameron 28326(h)499-5315 

Holly Springs Louise Oyster Rt 2 Box 23 Broadway 27505(h)258-3103 

Kennebec Glenda Dean 8039 Kennebec Rd Willow Springs 27592(h)552-4282 

Lillington JoAnna Runyon 102 Tirzah Drive Lillington 27546(h)893-5598 

Memorial Ester Howard 338 Keith Hills Road Lillington 27546(h)893-8887 

Neill's Creek Norma Capen 328-A Wimberiy Road Angier 27501 

New Hope Kay Sakas Rt 1 Box 452B Springs Lake 28390(h)436-3930 

N Clinton Ave Linda Page Rt 4 Box 149 Dunn 28334(h)892-2625 

Oak Grove Jolan Garner PO Box 423 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-2788 

Pleasant Memory Ramona Franklin Rt 1 Box 277 Lillington 27546{h)893-3033 

Rawls Faye Washington Rt 2 Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-5450 

Swanns Station Nancy Blackmon Rt 14 Box 556 Sanford 27330(h)499-5544 

Westfield Violet Jackson 108 Murchison Drive Dunn 28334(h)892-8996 

Chairman of Deacons 

Angier Earl Gray PO Box 1 16 Kipling 27543(h)552-7957 

Antioch Eldridge Kimmons Rt 2 Box 243 Lillington 27546(h)893-2460 

Baptist Chapel Bill Smith Rt 3 Lillington 27546(h)893-5541 

Broadway Don Needham 219 Dalrymple Fann Rd Broadway 27505(h)258-9648 

Buies Creek First Dean Martin PO Box 487 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-2102 

Calvary Norman Wallace Rt 5 Box 322 Lillington 27546(h)893-4496 

Chalybeate Springs Al Caviness Rt 6 Box 344 Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-6867 

Coats Kent Turlington Rt 1 Box 208 Coats 27521 (h)897-6751 



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Crestview Bobby Eason 129 OBJ Road Dunn 28334(h)892-0768 

Duncan T. C. O'Connell 707 Oak Street Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-5477 

Erwin First Ed Stephens 304 North 12th Street Erwin 28339(h)897-5707 

Faith Wayne Tart 538 Morgan Road Benson 27504(h)894-3584 

Fellowship Ronald West Rt 4 Box 159 E Lillington 27546(h)893-8211 

Friendship Donald Dawson Rt 6 Box 508 Fayetteville 28301 (h)488-4683 

Gourd Springs Jack Smith 6617 Rosebud Spring Lake 28390(h)497-8740 

Hamiony Ricky Holland Rt 2 Box 221 J-1 Angier 27501 (h)639-8929 

Hillmon Grove George Simmons Rt 6 Box 397 Sanford 27330(h)499-6423 

Holly Springs Clark Kershner2108 Tramway Road Sanford 27330(h)776-8588 

Kennebec Russell McLean PO Box 754 Angier 27501 (h)639-4630 

Lillington Nell McPhail PO Box 614 Lillington 27546(h)893-9731 

Macedonia Bill Daniel Rt 1 Box 289 A-1 Holly Springs 27540(h)552-1859 

Memorial Leiia Blackmon PO Box 485 Buies Creek 27506(c)893-4162 

Neill's Creek Marshall Woodall Rt 4 Box 273 Lillington 27546(h)893-4349 

New Hope Dave Hess Rt 6 Box 360A Spring Lake 28390(h)960-8365 

N Clinton Ave Dallas Cox Rt 1 Dunn 28334(h)892-2655 

Oak Grove Daryle Jarmon Rt 2 Box 254 M Angier 27501 (h)639-8867 

Piney Grove Chapel 

Ronnie Honeycutt 605 Wagstaff Road Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-2777 

Pleasant Memory Dwight Parrish Rt 3 Box 156 A Angier 27501(h)897-5016 

Rawls Thomas Moore Rt 2 Box 303 Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-4028 

Swanns Station . . . Robert Thompson PO Box 217 Lemon Springs 28355(h)499-9851 

Trinity Jeff Hardin Rt 3 Box 396D Angier 27501 (h)639-6900 

Westfieid Doug Lewis 104 Ashely Lane Dunn 28334(h)892-8663 

Secretaries of the Churches 

Angier Sondra Matthews Rt 2 Box 310 Angier 27501 

Angier Gienda McLeod PO Box 120 Angier 27501 

Antioch Marjorie Martin PO Box 451 Mamers 27552 

Baptist Chapel Barbara Dickens Rt 2 Box 44 Broadway 27505 

Baptist Chapel Brenda Smith Rt 3 Lillington 27546 

Baptist Grove Angier Dement 3708 W Allen Street Raleigh 27603 

Broadway Agnes McNeill 919 Buckhom Road Sanford 27330 

Broadway Cynthia Myers 426 Main Street Broadway 27505 

Buies Creek First Carolyn Johnson Rt 6 Box 446 Lillington 27546 

Calvary Linda Holder Rt 3 Box 246 Lillington 27546 

Chalybeate Springs Vickie Turner 7108 Starchase Lane Fuquay-Varina 27526 

Coats Linda Cameron Rt 4 Box 269-C Lillington 27546 

Crestview Sara Coats 860 Roy Jackson Road Dunn 28334 

Dunn First Terry Cobum 1 18 Joy Street Dunn 28334 

Dunn First Cynthia Rich PO Box 2151 Dunn 28335 

East Erwin Judy Glover 1004 Walnut Drive Erwin 28339 

Erwin First Deana Parry 104 Fraser Circle Linden 28356 

Faith Tammey Jackson 602 E Bay Street Dunn 28334 

Faith Percy Whittenton 1033 Knottingham Court Dunn 28334 

Fellowship Joyce Friddle PO Box 92 Bunnlevel 28323 

Friendship Barbara Byrd Rt 1 Box 556 Erwin 28339 

Harmony Sue Adcock Rt 1 Bunnlevel 28323 

Holly Springs Susan Britt PO Box 3781 Sanford 27330 

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Kennebec Donna Reichert 2937 Tram Road Fuquay-Varina 27526 

Lillington Jean Tew PO Box 670 Lillington 27546 

Macedonia Sherry Daniel Rt 1 Box 289 A-1 Holly Springs 27540 

Memorial Connie Ennis PO Box 485 Bules Creek 27506 

Neill's Creek Judy Johnson Rt 1 Box 213 Lillington 27546 

New Hope Margie Pearson 210 Happy Valley Drive Spring Lake 28390 

Pleasant Memory Verona Altman Rt 4 Box 81 Angier 27501 

Rawls Chester Snipes 3817 Piney Grove WiJbon Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526 

Swanns Station Marie Morris 701 D Timber Place- Wicker St Sanford 27330 

Trinity Betty Smith Rt 3 Box 397 A Angier 27501 

Westfield Judy Glover 1004 Walnut Drive Erwin 28339 



Sunday School Directors 

Angier Clara Young Rt 3 Box 102 Angier 27501 

Antioch John LeTrent Rt 5 Box 292 Lillington 27546 

Baptist Chapel Robert Howard 679 Buckhorn Rd Sanford 27330 

Baptist Grove Allen Mason Rt 1 Box 345-C Fuquay-Varina 27526 

Broadway Wilson Myers 426 Main Street Broadway 27505 

Buies Creek First .... Jane Schumann 336 Keith Hills Rd Lillington 27546 

Calvary Norman Wallace Rt 5 Box 322 Lillington 27546 

Chalybeate Spr . . Bill Tomlinson 500 Woodman Dr Fuquay-Varina 27526 

Coats Lynn Coats Rt 1 Box 503 Coats 27521 

Duncan T. C. O'Connell 707 Oak Street Fuquay-Varina 27526 

Dunn First Juanita Buzzard PO Box 891 Buies Creek 27506 

Dunn Second Shirley Parrish Rt 7 Box 301 Dunn 28334 

East Erwin James Weaver Rt 4 Dunn 28334 

Erwin First Floyd Glover 402 East H Street Erwin 28339 

Faith James Ivey Rt 3 Box 27 Dunn 28334 

Fellowship Sue Thomas Rt 4 Box 277 Lillington 27546 

Friendship Marshal! Page PO Box 626 Lillington 27546 

Gourd Springs Jack Smith 6617 Rosebud Spring Lake 28390 

Harmony Rodney Strickland Rt 1 Bunnlevel 28323 

Hillmon Grove George Simmons Rt 6 Box 397 Sanford 27330 

Holly Springs Robert Wheeler Rt 4 Box 250 Lillington 27546 



Kennebec Steven BSalock 2712 Mary Marvin Trail Fuquay-Varina 27526 



Lillington Barry Knox PO Box 83 Lillington 27546 

Memorial Randall Johnson Rt 1 Box 210 Lillington 27545 

Neill's Creek David Suries Rt 4 Box 254 Angier 27501 

New Hope Joe Sakas Rt 1 Box 452B Spring Lake 28390 

N Clinton Ave Elizabeth Shatteriy 105 Cascade Circle Dunn 28334 

Oak Grove Shirtey Jefferds Rt 4 Box 277-C Lillington 27546 

Piney Grove Ch Ronnie Honeycutt 605 Wagstaff Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526 

Pleasant Memory Denise Penny Rt 3 Box 59 D5 Angier 27501 

Rawls Jerry Bradley Rt 1 Box 93-B Fuquay-Varina 27526 

Swanns Station Dusty Pappendick Rt 14 Box 264 Sanford 27330 

Trinity Jeff Hardin Rt 3 Box 396D Angier 27501 

Westfield Susan Murray 710 E Monis Circle Dunn 28334 



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h)552-5477 
h)893-8536 
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h)892-6081 
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h)893-5550 
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h)892-4735 
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h)499-1374 
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Treasurer's Directory 

Angier Russell Partin 262 Pearidge Road Willow Springs 27592(h)639-2475 

Antioch Marjorie Martin PO Box 451 Mamers 27552(h)893-5601 

Baptist Chapel Jerri Cain 6704 Center Church Rd Sanford 27330(h)776-8495 

Baptist Grove Angie Dement 3708 W Allen Street Raleigh 27603(h)779-5158 

Broadway Donna Johnson 216 Beaie Drive Broadway 27505(h)258-3710 

Buies Creek First C. E. Oxford 702 Strickland Lane Lillington 27546(h)893-9547 

Calvary Iris McDonald Rt 2 Box 509 Lillington 27546(h)893-4798 

Chalybeate Springs . . . Carol Spence Rt 6 Box 310 Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-2448 

Coats Dovie Beasley PO Box 476 Coats 27521(h)897-5296 

Crestview Jane Westbrook 3856 Timothy Road Dunn 28334 

Crossroads Kate Siletzky PO Box 513 Lillington 27546(h)893-9733 

Duncan Betty Betts Rt 1 Box 207 Holly Springs 27540(h)552-5466 

Dunn First Steve Herring 205 West Pope Street Dunn 28334(h)892-8879 

Dunn Second Gina Whittenton 108 Westfield Drive Dunn 28334{h)891-1912 

East En^in Carolyn Avery PO Box 485 En.vin 28339{h)892-7696 

Erwin First Edna Stephens 304 North 12th Street Erwin 28339(h)897-5707 

Faith Gladys Altman Rt 2 Box 686 Dunn 28334(h)892-2833 

Fellowship Faye Kalwara Rt 4 Box 88 Lillington 27546(h)893-8442 

Friendship Paula Dunham Rt 1 Box 176 Linden 28356(h)980-0242 

Gourd Springs Brenda Haire Rt 5 Box 579 Spring Lake 28390(h)893-4368 

Harmony Julia Atkins PO Box 663 Lillington 27546(h)893-3731 

Hillmon Grove Ruby Nalley Rt 2 Box 215 Cameron 28326(h)498-2074 

Holly Springs Brenda Burgess Rt 2 Box 280 Lillington 27546(h)893-5735 

Kennebec Patsy McLeod Rt 4 Box 274 Fuquay-Varina 27526 

Macedonia Sherry Daniel Rt 1 Box 289 A-1 Holly Springs 27540(h)552-1859 

Memorial Alton Hardison PO Box 485 Buies Creek 27506 

Neill's' Creek Joyce Jones PO Box 211 Angier 27501 (h)639-4548 

New Hope Joyce Stewart 307 Longview Drive Fayetteville 28390(h)488-6709 

N Clinton Ave John Pearson 105 Holly Street Dunn 28334(h)892-4313 

Oak Grove Marvin Walden Rt 2 Box 221-4 Angier 27501 (h)639-8700 

Piney Grove Chapel 

Wayne & Susan Benson 739 Aquilla Road Benson 27504(h)894-5441 

Pleasant Memory Janice Parrish Rt 3 Box 156 A Angier 27501(h)897-5016 

Rawls Chester Snipes 3817 Piney Grove Wilbon Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-2798 
Swanns Station . . Marie Morris 701 D Timber Pl-Wicker St Sanford 27330(h)708-7085 

Trinity Marie Pleasant PO Box 667 Angier 27501 (h)639-2810 

Westfield Mike Parham 312 Coleridge Drive Dunn 28334(h)892-1203 

Stewardship Chairman 

Angier Ted Honeycutt Rt 4 Box 474 Angier 27501 (h)639-4440 

Calvary Larry Roberts Rt 14 Box 320 Sanford 27330(h)499-4645 

Dunn First Robert Carr 1508 Brunswick Avenue Dunn 28334(h)892-6467 

Faith Pete Stewart Rt 4 Box 26 Dunn 28334(h)892-6694 

Holly Springs Brenda Burgess Rt 2 Box 280 Lillington 27546(h)893-5735 

Kennebec Dewey Blalock 24 Rawls Road Angier 27501 (h)639-4686 

Lillington Ken Buss PO Box 902 Lillington 27546(h)893-2566 

Memorial John Phelps PO Box 485 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-4162 

Piney Grove Chapel . . . Wayne Benson 739 Aquilla Road Benson 27504(h)894-5441 
Swanns Station Doris Batchelor Rt 14 Box 540 Sanford 27330(h)499-4754 

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Trinity Bill Wicker Rt 4 Box 57 l.illington 27546(h)893-8748 

Westfield .... Charles Carpenter 1001 W Cumberland Street Dunn 28334(h)892-7029 

Ministers of Preschool 

Antioch Christine Avery PO Box 355 Coats 27521 (h)897-5360 

Crossroads Carol Moffitt Rt 3 Box 890 Lillington 27546(h)893-6366 

Fellowship Diane Moore Rt 3 Box 24-D Lillington 27546(h)639-0313 

Trinity Donna Mowery Rt 1 Box 566 Coats 27521(h)897-2805 

Ministers of Education 

Dunn First Juanita Buzzard PO Box 891 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-8536 

Fellowship Sue Thomas Rt 4 Box 277 Lillington 27546(h)893-4757 

Holly Springs Cynthia Spivey 7108 Chris Cole Road Sanford 27330(h)776-0428 

Lillington Alice Davis PO Box 249 Lillington 27546(h)814-2190 



NAMES OF CHURCHES, PASTORS AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS 

ANDERSON CREEK 

Ralph Darch Rt 4 Box 705 Spring Lake 28390(c)91 0-436-0548 

ANGIER (0)919-639-61 14(h)91 9-639-4300 

Grover Blackburn PO Box 130 Angier 27501 

ANTIOCH (c)910-893-5984(h)91 0-893-4678 

Martin Groover PO Box 525 Mamers 27552 

BAPTIST CHAPEL (c)91 9-258-32 12(h)91 9-258-3766 

George Stallings . PO Box 489 Broadway 27505 

BAPTIST GROVE (c)919-552-8592(h)91 9-552-5435 

Billy Crabtree Rt 2 Box 269 Fuquay-Varina 27526 

BROADWAY (c)91 9-258-6031 (h)91 9-258-6561 

Tom Lee PO Box 128 Broadway 27505 

BUIES CREEK FIRST (c)910-893-4280(h)91 0-897-1 886 

Michael Simnnons PO Box 126 Buies Creek 27506 

CALVARY (c)910-893-4163(h)910-893-5267 

Danny Lewis PO Box 1 162 Lillington 27546 

CHALYBEATE SPRINGS (c)91 9-552-2856* 

Max Eller Rt 2 Box 216 Fuquay-Varina 27526 

COATS (c)91 0-897-5 173(h)9 10-897-2741 

Jesse Mooney PO Box 297 Coats 27521 

CRESTVIEW MISSION (c)910-892-2099(h)91 0-892-8710 

Don Davis PO Box 1348 Dunn 28335 

CROSSROADS MISSION (o)91 0-893-9754 

PO Box 400 Buies Creek 27506 

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DUNCAN (c)91 9-552-0368 

Rt 1 Box 233-A Holly Springs 27540 

DUNN FIRST (c)91 0-892-61 61 (h)91 0-892-5070 

Richard McDuffie Jr 309 W Broad Street Dunn 28334 

DUNN SECOND (c)910-892-5832(h)91 0-892-8526 

Steve Davis 701 Jackson Road Dunn 28334 

EAST ERWIN (c)910-892-6395(h)91 0-897-5322 

Ron Byrd PO Box 416 Erwin 28339 

ERWiN FIRST (c)910-897-5766(h)9 10-897-8051 

Jerry Hicks PO Box 608 Erwin 28339 

FAITH (c)910-892-4636(h)91 9-894-7985 

David Lee Rt 2 Box 686 Dunn 28334 

FELLOWSHIP (c)910-893-2414(h)910-893-9517 

James Taylor PO Box 1596 Liilington 27546 

FLATWOODS (c)910-893-8452(h)91 9-258-5606 

Ernest Mason PO Box 1324 Liilington 27546 

FRIENDSHIP (c)9 10-893-5901* 

Woodrovy Nea! PO Box 120 Bunnlevel 28323 

GOURD SPRINGS (c)436-0276(h)91 0-436-0362 

Wayne Schlink Rt 5 Box 558 Spring Lake 28390 

HARMONY (c/h)91 0-893-4229 

Randy Moore Rt 1 Box 1 16 Bunnlevel 28323 

HILLMON GROVE (c)91 0-499-491 3(h)91 0-499-531 5 

Chris Wroten Rt 6 Box 315 Cameron 28326 

HOLLY SPRINGS (c)9 19-258-6342* 

Glen Jonas Rt 2 Box 8 Broadway 27505 

KENNEBEC . (c)91 9-639-402 1(h)9 19-639-9762 

Richard Walker 9808 Kennebec Church Road Angier 27501 

LILLINGTON (c)91 0-893-91 51 (h)91 0-893-6782 

Mark Morris PO Box 670 Liilington 27546 

MACEDONIA (c/h)9 19-552-6674 

Danny Jarmon Rt 1 Box 279 Holly Springs 27540 

MEMORIAL (c)910-893-4162(h)910-893-9638 

David Whiteman PO Box 485 Buies Creek 27506 

MISION HISPANA DE BUIES CREEK (c)910-893-5756(h)897-2649 

J.T. Mercado Rt 1 Box 580 Coats 27521 



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NEILL'S CREEK (c)9 19-639-6 126* 

Jeff Roberts Rt 4 Box 62 Angier 27501 

NEW HOPE (c)9 1 0-497- 1033(h)9 10-424- 1883 

A. C. Tatem Rt 1 Box 417-F Spring Lake 28390 

NORTH CLINTON AVE (c)910-892-7497(h)91 0-891-4427 

Carroll Owenby PC Box 1243 Dunn 28334 

OAK GROVE (c}91 9-639-9720(0)91 9-639-6862 

Rick Jefferds Rt 2 Box 238 Angier 27501 

PINEY GROVE CHAPEL (c)91 9-639-2481 

Tinnmy Blair 4440-A Piney Grove Road Angier 27501 

PLEASANT MEMORY (c)910-897-5028(h)91 9-550-4939 

Standi Baucom PO Box 652 Coats 27521 

RAWLS (c/h)91 9-552-6905 

Chip Hopkins Rt 6 Box 37 Fuquay-Varina 27526 

SOUTH ERWIN (c/h)91 0-897-61 18 

Ronnie Byrd PO Box 282 Erwin 28339 

SWANNS STATION (c)919-499-4652(h)91 9-499-5544 

Russell Blackmon 4165 Hwy 87 S Sanford 27330 

TRINITY (c)910-639-2495(h)910-639-3143 

Carl Graham PO Box 689 Angier 27501 

WESTFIELD (c)910-892-2216(h)910-892-2842 

Steve Pegram 700 N Ashe Avenue Dunn 28334 

•INTERIM PASTORS 

The Little River Baptist Association 
121st Annual Meeting 

"LIVING THE FAITH: In Word and Deed" 

FIRST SESSION - Buies Creek First Baptist Church, Buies Creek, NC 

Monday, October 28, 1996 

6:55 Prelude Joan Lanier and Ruby Stokes 

7:00 Hymn of Praise No. 296 WeVe A Story To Tell' 

7:05 Call to Order Max Eller, Moderator 

Adoption of Program Agenda Richard McDuffie 

Welcome and Invocation by Host Pastor Michael Simmons 

Recognition of New Pastors and Staff Max Eller 



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7:15 Message from DOM Daniel Deaton 

7:25 Reports 

Treasurer's Report Earl Howard 

Presentation of Budget Johnny Spence 

Clerk's Report Jo Lee 

Appointments by the Moderator Max Eller 

7:40 Miscellaneous Business 

7:50 Hymn No 292 God of Grace and God of Glory' 

7:55 Offertory 

8:00 New York Partnership in Review Russell Blackmon 

Jim Goforth 

8:25 Worship through Music 'Praise God' 

Buies Creek First Baptist Choir 

8:30 Annual Sermon The Measure Of A Great Association' 

1 Corinthians 13 Chris Wroten 

9:00 Benediction Wayne Hatcher 



"LIVING THE FAITH: In Word and Deed" 
SECOND SESSION - First Baptist Church, Dunn, NC 

Tuesday, October 29, 1996 



2:55 Prelude Carolyn Newton 

3:00 Call To Order Jim Randolph, Vice-Moderator 

3:05 Hymn No 4 To God Be The Glory' 

Welcome and Invocation by Host Pastor Richard McDuffie 

3:10 Reports 

Associationa! Week of Prayer Sammy Overby 

Council of Hispanic Ministries Scott Avery 

Woman's Missionary Union Dorothy Barham 

Baptist Men Clark Kershner 

3:30 Business Session 

Adoption of Budget 

Adoption of Nominating Committee Report 
-^ ''^' Resolutions Committee 

Executive Committee Report 

3:50 Hymn No 248 'God, our Father, We Adore Thee' 

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3:55 Campbell University Divinity School Micfiaei CogdiH 

4:20 Memorial Service ^ Carl Graham 

4:30 Miscellaneous Business ^ 

4:40 Worship with Special Music Patfic« Thompson 

4:45 Report on Belarussian Children's Project Bill TomHnson 

5:30 Benediction and Blessing for Meal Bo Jtmes 



"LIVING THE FAITH: in Word and Deed" 
THIRD SESSION - First Baptist Chiircti, Dunn, NC 

Tuesday, October 29, 1996 



6:40 Prelude Mary Sue Godwki, Ofganisi 

Bryan and Ruth Carr, Triurr^^is 



6:45 


Worship through Music 


Dunn First Baptist OKJir 


6:50 


Call to Order 
Hymn No. 16 
Inyocatkm 


Jim RatfMlolfrfi, ^ice^loderator 

'OWfor^p The King' 

J^iy Hicks 


7:00 


South African Partnership 


Gmver BiaddMjm 


7:15 


Missions Development Committee 


! Sainfiiy Overt>y 


7:25 


Baptist Foundation ReptMi 


Bill Overby 


7:45 


Hymn No. 595 


SmuiTheU^' 


7:50 


Registration Report 


Jo Lee 


7:55 


Evangelism Vision 


WdhaeASmmor^ 


8:10 


Anthem 'Hem 1 Am Senif ife' 


First Baptist Chyfch Ovm 


8:15 


Message "Living me Fam m Tftday's WorM" GlenHt^ 
Hebrews 12:1-2 and Philif^ians 3:12-14 


8:55 


Hymn No. 621 


'Lead On, O lang Etemar 


9:00 


Benediction 


Oam^ 1^. Deaton 



'^\nng priority time to priority esi^s' 
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Church History of Buies Creek First Baptist Church 
-Organized in 1 875- 

Over a century and a half ago, two settlers with the names of Buies and Hughes 
established their home on the Cape Fear river where three creeks came together 
to fomri Buies Creek, which empties into the Cape Fear River. Many years later in 
1874, the Rev. Allen Betts began a Sunday School in a small school house located 
near the present church building. A revival was held in the fall of 1875 and the 
church was organized as an "outgrowth" of Neill's Creek Baptist Church. Among 
those active in organizing the church were deacons William Pearson, Reddin Byrd, 
their families, and others. There were 24 charter members and Mr. and Mrs. 
James H. Gregory gave an acre of land for the church and the first church house 
was built around 1876. 

The Rev. Allen Betts was called to be the first pastor in 1875, followed by the Rev. 
J. M. Hollenman who served until 1890. The Rev. J. A. Campbell was called in 
1891 and served for a few years, followed at the time by Rev. William Page and 
Rev. A. N. Campbell who was the father of J. A. Campbell. Rev. J. A. Campbell 
was again called in 1898, after he had opened a small academy. The church and 
school soon began to have phenomenal growth and so the school auditorium was 
used for worship and the classrooms for additional Sunday School rooms. 

After an appropriate service of ground breaking on October 11, 1913, construction 
began on the present church sanctuary which was a church and community 
project. Men and women gave money, worked with their own hands, fumished 
teams and wagons to haul bricks, and gave and gave again. When the sanctuary 
was completed, it was free of indebtness and was valued at $30,000. That same 
year a number of revivals were held and many baptisms were recorded. In 1928 
the church led Little River Baptist Association in membership with 868. 

After a total of forty years as pastor, the Rev. J. A. Campbell died in 1934. Later 
that year, the Rev. Charies B. Howard became the first full time pastor and served 
for eleven years. Following him as pastor were Dr. A. Paul Bagby and Dr. J. 
William Angell. In 1952, the Rev. E. Weldon Johnson became pastor of the church 
and chaplain of Campbell College. He served the college for 10 years and the 
church for 24 fruitful years, succumbling to a heart attack in July of 1975. 

Dr. John S. Rogers became pastor in 1976 and served the church exceptionally 
well for the next 17 years. Through his creative and innovative leadership the 
church began many new ministries and reached out to hundreds of adults, college 
students, youth, and children. During those years, the church experienced very 
significant adventures in missions. A group of 14 adults spent a month in Russia 
on a special teaching mission, 11 adults spent ten days in mission work in 
Guatemala; many participated in a missions effort to migrant workers; 25 youth and 
adults spent a week in Baltimore, MD, in intercity missions and 20 youth and adults 
went on a week long mission trip to Trinidad. Two young women answered God's 
call to full time mission work. 

In the fall of 1995, the church called a Raleigh minister, Dr. J. Michael Simmons, 
to become its eleventh pastor. Dr. Simmons, an excellent proclalmer of the 
Gospel, looks forward to a long and fruitful ministry with Buies Creek First Baptist 



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Church and Little River Baptist Association. 

This very brief history of Buies Creek First Baptist Church is really a story about 
people who have come together to be a local expression of God's kingdom on 
earth. All that has gone before 121 years was to the end that souls should be 
saved, the Bible taught, the needy and troubled befriended, the sick visited, while 
helping to send the Gospel around the worid through the gifts and the witness of 
the congregation. A few names are mentioned in this brief account, but God's 
Honor Roll of the members of Buies Creek First Baptist Church would include 
many, many more who have been faithful in helping to strengthen the church for 
which Christ gave His life. ^^ , 



Church History of Dunn First Baptist Church 

- Organizied in 1 885 - .- >■ 

"In the middle or late 1870's what is now the town of Dunn was chiefly woodland 
broken here and there by small cotton fields and occasionally a farm dwelling. On 
every side, deep swamps fonned an almost impenetrable barrier... contact with the 
outside world centered through Averasboro. It was here that the old stage coach 
or post road from Raleigh and Fayetteville converged with the road from Smithfield. 
Here also contacts were made by ferry with settlements from over the river". Also, 
somewhat limited travel was available by pole boat navigation down the Cape Fear 
River by way of Fayetteville to Wilmington. 

In 1885, a 'short cut' railroad was begun and was completed on October 1, 
1886... The Dunn Depot was placed at the 50 mile post from Wilson... The name 
Dunn was in honor of Mr. Bennett R. Dunn, the civil engineer who laid out the road 
bed and personally supervised the construction of the railroad between Wilson and 
Fayetteville." (From A History of Dunn, by Herman P. Green) 

Beginning about 1883, "roving missionaries" from South River Baptist Association 
had been preaching at Pope's Schoolhouse, located on the site of present-day 
Greenwood Cemetery. On September 27, 1885 the Greenwood Baptist Church 
was constituted and was admitted to the South River Association only twenty-three 
days later, on October 20, 1885. The first pastor was Reverend William R. 
Johnson. 

The church's name was changed to Dunn Baptist Church about 1887, when the 
church moved from Greenwood (Pope's Schoolhouse) into the town of Dunn. The 
name was changed to First Baptist Church about 1909. 

The church continued her affiliation with the South River Association until 
November, 1893, when the Little River Baptist Association received her as a 
member church. 

Like most fledgling churches, Dunn Baptist met in bon'owed or rented space during 
the early years. To this day, she has had only tv^o permanent houses of worship, 
both built upon the present site. The first, a beautiful frame structure, was 
completed in May 1888. Construction on the present sanctuary began in early 
1913 and it was first used in December, 1914. The sanctuary has been 
redecorated several times since then, and was completely refurbished and 



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modernized in 1994. The church has two additional buildings for education. 
First Baptist has given birth to five daughter churches over the years Second, 
North Clinton, Faith, Westfield and Crestview Baptist Churches are all offspring of 
this missions-minded congregation. 

Twenty-two pastors have served First Baptist in her 1 1 1 years. Her present pastor 
is Dr. J. Richard McDuffie, Jr. who has served the church since November 1, 1991. 

The church has 556 resident members and 973 total members. 



MESSENGERS TO THE ASSOCIATION 



Angier 

Clara Young 
Jean Lee 
Hershel Young 
Avis Hall 
Haywood Hall 
Earl Gray 
Brantley Tutor 
Jean Gray 
Reecie Partin 
Grover Blackburn 

Antioch 

Martin Groover 
Harrington Morrison 
Ruth Ann Groover 
Dorothy Morrison 
Scott Avery 
Christine Avery 
Buddy Kimmons 
Georgia Lee Brown 

Broadway 

Tom Lee 
Linda Lee 

Buies Creek First 

Michael Simmons 
Carolyn Johnson 
Henry Simpson 
Bill Boyd 
Vivian Simpson 



Nancy Bales 
Leon Davis 
Juanita Hight 

Calvary 

Doris Barefoot 
Carr Barefoot 

Chalybeate Springs 

Carol Spence 
Eloise Snipes 
Johnny Spence 
Charies Rambeau 
Bill Tomlinson 
Jean Tomlinson 
Delores Caviness 

Coats 

Ray Standi 
Mrs. Ray Standi 
H. A. Turiington 
Gail Denning 
Hazel Barnes 
Mrs. H. A. Turiington 
Howard Penny 
Mrs. Howard Penny 
John Stephenson 
Mrs. John Stepheson 

Duncan 

Ruben Hearn 
Phil Weathers 



Dunn First 

Steve Davis 
Trello Sills 
Treva Nonris 
Alberta Jackson 

Erwin First 

Floyd Glover 
Ed Stephens 
Edna Stephens 
Gus Parker 
Alice Rock 
Mozella Pari^er 

Faith 

Fletcher Langley 
James Ivey 

Fellowship 

James Taylor 
Sandra Taylor 

Friendship 

Mark Collier 
Dorothy Byrd 
Laura Rambeut 
Katherine Heinzman 
David Heinzman 
Donald Dawson 

Gourd Springs 



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Brenda Schlink 
Dan Gonia 
Christine Gonia 
Woodrow Griffin 
Matti Griffin 

Harmony 

Randy Moore 
John Atkins 
Shane Beaton 
Delores Carroll 
Matti Atkins 
John Kroch 
LaRue Redman 

Hillmon Grove 

Chris Wroten 
Sandy Marks 
David Valtin 
Becky Wroten 

Holly Springs 

Valerie Warmick 
David Oyster 
Louise Oyster 
Joe Watterson 
Mary Frances 
Robert Wilson 
Lynne Greene 

Kennebec 

Avery Moore 
Francis Moore 
Cleophus Harvell 
Ruth Harvell 
Joe Hazel 
Barbara Hazel 
Phyllis McLamb 
Clarice Hayes 

Memorial 

Bruce Blackmon 
Stiles Ellyson 
Gladys Dixon 
Clara Langston 
David Whiteman 

Neill's Creek 

Linwood Matthews 
Roy Parker 



Betty Mattews 

Athelle Parker 
Marshall Wocdall 
Cheryl Cruickshank 
Norma Capen 

New Hope 

Charles Elmore 
Joe Sakas 
John Palmer 

Oak Grove 

Rick Jefferds 
Daryle Jarman 

Piney Grove Chapel 

Timmy Blair 
Don Adams 
Cecil Bowden 
Donald Page 
Sue Bowden 

Pleasant Memory 

Amy Cooke 
Rudy Weaver 
Romina Franklin 

Rawls 

Chip Hopkins 
Henry Rawls 
Emest Simmons 
Faye Washington 
Shirley Simmons 

Swanns Station 

Russell Blackmon 
Nancy Blackmon 
Melissa Culbreth 
Roscoe Leggs 
Charles Burns 
Billy Douglas 
Wayne Bruton 

Trinity 

Betty Upchurch 
Ray Upchurch 
Eunice Ferrell 
Clyde Ferrell 
Keith Pleasant 



Renee Pleasant 
Carl Graham 

Westfield 

Abe Elmore 
Jackie Elmore 
Hank Currin 
Helen Currin 
Steve Pegram 
Pat Pegram 
Mary Parker 
Jewell Allen 




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Minutes 

of the 
121st Annual Associational Session 

Buies Creek First Baptist Church, Buies Creek NC 

First Session, Monday, October 28, 1996 

7:00pm 

The First Session of the 121st Annual Session of the Little River Baptist Association 
met at First Baptist Church, Buies Creek, on Monday, October 28, 1996, and was 
called to order by Moderator Max Eller. 

Motion by Rick McDuffie to adopt the program agenda as set forth, voted and carried. 

Pastor Michael Simmons welcomed the Association and gave the Invocation. 

The Moderator recognized the new pastors to the association: Steve Davis, Dunn 
Second Baptist Church, Mark Morris, Lillington Baptist Church, Michael Simmons, 
Buies Creek First Baptist Church, and Randy Moore, Harmony Baptist Church; and 
Melissa Culbreth, Youth Minister, Swanns Station Baptist Church. 

The Director of Mission's message was presented by Dan Deaton. 

The following reports were presented: Treasurer, Earl Howard; Budget and Finance, 
Johnny Spence; Clerk's, Jo Lee; Moderator, Max Eller; Miscellaneous, Charles 
Rambeau reported that the Disaster Relief Trailer volunteers would have a training 
in chain saw and first aid on December 9, and enjoy at 1:00pm a barbeque lunch. 
You must register by November 5. 

New York Partnership report by Russell Blackmon and Jim Goforth, followed by 
testimonies from some of those who had participated in this effort 

Following the message by Chris Wroten, the Session was adjourned with the 
benediction by Wayne Hatcher. 

First Baptist Church of Dunn, NC 
Second Session, Tuesday, October 29, 1996 at 3:00pm 

The second session of the Association met at 3:00pm at the First Baptist Church of 
Dunn and was called to order by Jim Randolph, Vice-Moderator. 

Following a hymn. Rick McDuffie, pastor, welcomed the Association and gave the 
Invocation. 

The following reports were received: 

Association Week of Prayer set for June 1st through 7th, 1997, by Chairman, 

Sammy Overby. 

Council of Hispanic Ministries by Scott Avery. 

WMU by Dorothy Barham. 



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Baptist Men by Ctark Kershner. ,. 

New Business: 

Recommendation of Budget Committee for year 1997. voted and carried. 
Recommendation of Nominating Committee, voted and carried. 
Report of Executive Committee by Max Eller. 
Recommendation of Resolution Committee by David Whiteman, adopted. 

Micfiael Cogdill shared with the Association the news of the establishment of the 
Campbell University Divinity School. 

The Memorial Service was led by Cari Graham. 

Report on the Belanjssian Children's Project by Bill Tomlinson and Allison Culpepper. 

First Baptist Church of Dunn, NO 
Third Session, Tuesday, October 29, 1996 at 6:45pfn 

The Third Session of the Annual Session was called to order by Max Eller, moderator. 

Invocation by Jerry Hicks. 

The South African Partnership was presented by Grover Bladcbum. ' 

The following reports were received: 

Missions Development Committee by Sammy Overby. 
Baptist Foundation by Bill Overby. 
Evangelism Committee by Michael Simmons. 
Registration by Clerk, Jo Lee. 

Following the message by Glen Holt, the Association presented Max Eller with a plant 
and received a standing ovation. 

Following the passing of the Gavel to Jim Randolph, the new moderator, the 
Association was adjourned with prayer by Director of Missions, Dan Deaton. 

Respectfully Submitted By 
Jo Lee, Clerk 



PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS 



Scott Avery Chairman of Hispanic Council 

Dorothy Barham LRBA WMU Director 

Grover Blackburn Chairman of South Africa Partnership 

Russell Blackmon Chairman of New York Partnership 

Buies Creek Baptist Choir Buies Creek First Baptist Church 

Bryan Carr First Baptist Church, Dunn 



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Ruth Carr First Baptist Church, Dunn 

Michael Cogdill Dean, Campbell University Divinity School 

Mark Collier LRBA Musical Director 

Daniel Deaton LRBA Director of Missions 

First Baptist Choir First Baptist Church, Dunn 

Max Eller LRBA Moderator 

Mary Sue Godwin First Baptist Church, Dunn 

Jim Goforth Director of Missions, Adirondack Baptist Association 

Carl Graham Pastor, Thnity Baptist Church 

Wayne Hatcher Ch. of Deacons, Buies Creek First Baptist Church 

Jerry Hicks Pastor, Erwin First Baptist Church 

Glen Holt Pastor, First Baptist Church, Fayetteville 

Earl Howard Associational Treasurer 

Bo Jones Ch. of Deacons, First Baptist Church, Dunn 

Clark Kershner Holly Springs Baptist Church 

Laney Kittrell Minister of Music, First Baptist Church, Dunn 

Joan Lanier Organist, Buies Creek First Baptist Church 

Jo Lee Associational Clerk 

Richard McDuffie Pastor, First Baptist Church, Dunn 

Dorothy Mullins Minister of Music, Buies Creek First Baptist Church 

Carolyn Newton Pianist, First Baptist Church, Dunn 

Bill Overby Director Trust and Endowment Development of NCBF 

Sammy Overby Chairman of Missions Development 

Jim Randolph LRBA Vice Moderator 

Michael Simmons Pastor, Buies Creek First Baptist Church 

Johnny Spence Chairman, Budget and Finance Committee 

Ruby Stokes Pianist, Buies Creek First Baptist Church 

Patrice Thompson Soloist, First Baptist Church, Dunn 

Bill Tomlinson Chairman of Belarussian Project 

Chris Wroten Pastor, Hillmon Grove Baptist Church 



Treasurer's Report 

Little River Baptist Association 

Receipts from JANUARY 1996 - DECEMBER 1996 



CHURCHES 


REGULAR 


DESIGNATED 


Y-T-D TOTAL 


Anderson Creek 


127.67 




127.67 


Angier 


6,999.97 


660.00 


7,659.97 


Antioch 


3,000.00 


660.00 


3,660.00 


Baptist Chapel 




75.00 


75.00 


Baptist Grove 


1,000.00 


2,436.93 


3,436.93 


Broadway 


1,500.00 




1,500.00 


Buies Creek First 


2,366.67 


1,000.00 


3,366.67 


Calvary 


869.12 




869.12 


Chalybeate Springs 


2,925.00 


3,243.00 


6,168.00 


Coats 


6,026.25 


2.330.00 


8,356.25 


Crossroads 


4,159.97 


1,060.00 


5,219.97 


Duncan 


650.00 




650.00 



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CHURCHES 


REGULAR 


DESIGNATED 


Y-T-D TOTAL 


Dunn First 


3,900.00 


635 00 


4,535.00 


Dunn Second 


2,106.50 




2,106.50 


East Erwin 


656.77 


660.00 


1,316.77 


Erwin First 


3,250.00 


700.00 


3,950.00 


Faith 


533.89 




533.89 


Fellowship 


2,770.53 


750.00 


3,520.53 


Flatwoods 


134.67 




134.67 


Friendship 


3,850.00 


2,676.00 


6,526.00 


Gourd Springs 


1,320.00 




1,320.00 


Harmony 


2,015.74 




2,015.74 


Hillmon Grove 


6,596.36 


1,300.00 


7,896.36 


Holly Springs 


4,118.00 


799.00 


4,917.00 


Kennebec 


1,400.00 




1,400.00 


Lillington 


7,041.62 


4,370.00 


11,411.62 ^ 


Memorial 


1,200.00 


1,820.00 


3,020.00 


Neill's Creek 


3,963.67 


1,920.00 


5,883.67 


New Hope 


1,998.37 


660.00 


2,658.37 


N Clinton Ave 


8,180.82 




8,180.82 


Oak Grove 


250.00 




250.00 


Piney Grove Chapel 


604.70 


255.64 


860.34 


Pleasant Memory 


612.99 




612.99 


Rawls 


500.00 


730.50 


1,230.50 


South Erwin 


495.00 




495.00 


Swanns Station 


2,400.00 


1,350.00 


3,750.00 


Trinity 


1,260.00 


630.00 


1.890.00 


Westfield 


4,260.00 


1,500.00 


5,760.00 


CHURCH TOTALS 


95,044.28 


32,221.07 


127,264.85 


Cash on Hand 




31,718.07 




Regular Receipts 


' 


95,044.28 




Other Receipts 




50,009.70 




Tax Inflows 




5,038.94 




TOTAL CASH 




181,810.99 




DISBURSEMENTS 




156,438.18 


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BALANCE IN CHECKING ACCT. 


25,372.81 




MM ACCT. FOR GENERAL FUND 


15,639.54 


, 


MM ACCT. FOR "HOME EQUITY FUND" 


635.23 




BLDG. MAINTENANCE FUND 


677.62 




JULIUS HOLLOWAY MISSION FUND 


6,021.57 




TOTAL 




48,346.77 





Disbursements for JANUARY 1996 - DECEMBER 1996 



WORLD MISSIONS 

201 New York Partnership 

202 Ukraine Home Missionary 



BUDGETED 

1,200.00 
750.00 



Y-T-D 

1,200.00 
750.00 



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203 Belarussian Children Project 
LOCAL MISSIONS 

211 Hispanic Ministry 

211-H Hispanic Local Ministries 

212 Missions Development 
212-H Hispanic Fiesta 

213 Holloway Insurance 

214 Developing Ministries 



PERSONNEL AND PERSONNEL EXPENSES 

221 Director of Missions 

221-1 MINISTRY RELATED EXPENSES 

a. Mileage Expenses 

b. Convention Exp. 

c. Professional Exp. 
221-2 PROTECTIVE BENEFITS 

a. Disability/Life Insurance 

b. Annuity Board 
221-3 BASIC COMPENSATION 

a. Cash Salary 

b. Housing/Utilities 

c. Home Equity Fund 

222 Administrative Assistant 

222-1 Cash Salary 

222-2 Social Sec /Medicare 

223 Secretarial Assistance 

224 Hispanic Minister 

224-a. Cash Salary 
224-b. Mileage Expenses 
224-c. Professional Exp. 
224-d. Housing/Utilities 

ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT 

231 Sunday School 
231 -H Hispanic Worship Aids 

232 Vacation Bible School 

233 Discipleship Training 

234 WMU 

235 Brothertiood 

236 Music Ministry 

237 Senior Adult Ministry 

238 Youth Ministry 

239 Seminary Extention 

LEADERSHIP TRAINING 

241 Assemblies and Clinics 
241 -H Hispanic Utilities 

242 Evangelism 

243 Visiting Speakers 



BUDGETED 


Y-T-D 


1,000.00 


27,520.17 


6,200.00 


6,199.92 




1,035.78 


500.00 


217.99 




183.25 


2,000.00 


1,908.81 


1,000.00 


1,267.07 



4,425.00 


4,425.00 


700.00 


700.00 


700.00 


686.08 


> 

620.00 


588.71 


4,800.00 


4,419.20 


22.635.00 


24,005.52 


12,000.00 


10,500.00 


1,200.00 


1,050.00 


11,600.00 


12,093.88 


890.00 


925.21 


650.00 


476.25 




6,499.92 




2,869.85 




600.00 




1,200.00 


500.00 


430.15 




500.00 


300.00 


294.52 


1,135.00 


899.80 


350.00 


202.39 


350.00 


275.03 


300.00 


300.00 


200.00 


364.95 


250.00 


100.00 


300.00 


158.12 


700.00 


496.03 




1,231.50 


700 00 


307.09 


500.00 


556.03 



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BUDGETED Y-T-D 



243-H Hispanic Maintenance 




116.61 


244 Pastorial Ministries 


500.00 


165.87 


244-H Hispanic Office Supplies 




937.46 


BUILDING OPERATIONS AND EQUIPMENT 




251 Utilities 


4,800.00 ~ 


4,521.63 


251-H Hispanic Miscellaneous 




1,374.78 


252 Insurance 


1,500.00 


2,540.65 


253 Maintenance 


1.200.00 


1,236.70 


254 Office Supplies 


3,000.00 


2,791.44 


255 Postage 


2,200.00 


2,008.50 


257 Printing Annual Minute Book 


1,500.00 


1,415.53 


258 Office Equipment 


1,700.00 


2,305.88^ 


MISCELLANEOUS 






261 Contingency 


500.00 


621.43 


262 Christmas Gifts 






262-1 Director of Missions 


300.00 


300.00 


262-2 Administrative Assistant 


300.00 


300.00 


262-3 Treasurer 


300.00 


300.00 


OTHER EXPENSES 






Comp PICA 




749.85 


Comp MCARE 




175.36 


DOM Computer* 




2,926.50 


South African Partnership* 




2,000.00 


Moving Expenses* 




950.00 


Parking Lot* 




6,500.00 



Other Expenses 213.00 

Tax Outflows 4,548.77 

TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS 156,438.18 



* Voted and Approved by Executive Committee 



AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY 

The purpose of the American Bible Society has remained unchanged since 1816 
when the ABS was founded to provide quality Bibles at affordable prices. 

There is no more precious gift than God's Word. The American Bible Society helped 
to distribute 234 million Bibles, New Testaments, and Schptures in 1995. 



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American Bible Society is also recognized as a world leader in Bible translation, not 
only translating the English Scriptures, but also supporting United Bible Societies 
translation teams working in more than 500 other languages around the world. Being 
stewards of God's Word has an educational dimension - to rally the support of others 
to the Bible cause and encourage Christians everywhere to join in supporting the use 
and availability of God's Word. ABS relies on partnerships with churches and 
individuals from every Christian tradition to take up the commission to share God's 
Word through woridwide translation and distribution. God's Spirit speaks through the 
Bible. The Bible has proven to be the Church's most effective means for evangelism. 

The focus of the 1995 ABS annual report is the new Contemporary English Version, 
which is published 20 years after the popular Good News Bible was introduced. 
According to Dr. Barclay Newman, senior translator the Contemporary English 
Version (CEV) attempts to bring God's Word down to earth. Newman says, "We are 
trying to set God's Word free from traditional translations that don't speak in down-to- 
earth language - that don't use everyday colloquial English to express the meaning 
of the eternal Word of God." Through an extensive grant program, ABS sponsors the 
use of the CEV to reach many varied groups: people whose reading ability is limited, 
those unfamiliar with "church words" prevalent in other translations, or those for whom 
English is not a first language. Grants made possible the distribution of 79 million 
Scriptures in the U.S. between January 1994 and June 1995. 

ABS volunteers encourage the use of the scriptures in any of the many versions 
available. Volunteers often are the first to anrive at disaster sites, such as floods and 
earthquakes, bringing God's Word with its promises of hope. 

The American Bible Society has distributed God's Word to a nation of immigrants, 
people of many cultures speaking many different languages. The current ABS catalog 
offers Bibles and Testaments in 67 languages. Both in the U.S. and overseas there 
are many languages for which there is no Bible available. Of an estimated 6,000 
languages, the complete Bible has been recorded in only 341. Another 822 have only 
the New Testament. At least one book from the Bible has been translated into 2,125 
of the remaining languages. Bible translation has accelerated in the past five years. 

The demand for Bibles is greater than at any other time in history. Just ten years ago, 
a third of the worid's population of five billion people were forbidden to own Bibles. 
In China, Bibles were banned and burned until just a few years ago. Throughout the 
former Soviet Union, no Bibles were published for years. And In Vietnam, Christians 
were harassed. 

But the faithful and all-powerful God has broken through the darkness. The growing 
distribution and publication of Bibles in China and the former Soviet Union is spiritual 
food for new faith. For millions more, now free to openly practice their faith, Bibles 
provide life-sustaining nourishment. Yet there are few, if any, Bibles. Through the 
United Bible Societies, an intemational fellowship of 120 Bible Societies worid-wide, 
the ABS is working hard to fill this spiritual void. 

- Submitted By. Je}Ne[ AWen 



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ANNUAL CHURCH PROFILE DIGEST 





1994-1995'^' a 


1 995-1 996'"' 


Baptisms 


189 


515 


Total Membership 


10,554 


13,863 


Sunday School Enrollment 


: 5,904 


7,633 


VBS Enrollment 


2,984 


3,815 


Discipleshtp Training 


1,442 


1,947 


WMU Enrollment 


1,351 


1,646 


Brotherhood Enrollment 


666 


953 


Cooperative Prog, Rec. 


268,358 


329,696 


Assoc. Missions Rec. 


79,693 


101,421 


Total Missions Receipts 


650,166 


597,838 


Total of all Receipts 


4,189,853 


5,968,040 



^'This report represents 28 out of 41 churches and missions in Little River 
Baptist Association reporting. 

""This report represents 38 out of 41 churches and missions in Little River 
Baptist Association reporting. 



ASSISTeam Director Annual Report for 1996 

The Little River Baptist Association now has a fully staffed ASSISTeam who attended 
leadership training in August 1996. Since that time we conducted a Sunday School 
Clinic at Harmony Baptist Church where approximately 75 people showed up for the 
session. Of the 75, thirteen churches were represented and the event was 
considered a resounding success. We have scheduled three more clinics: 
September 26 - Hillmon Grove Baptist Church, October 10 - Baptist Grove Church 
(Hurricane Fran precluded this clinic from happening earlier), October 17 - Westfield 



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Baptist Church, and October 24 -Angier Baptist Church. Some of the team is 
scheduled for follow-up leadership training during the month of October 1996. 

Although new, the team's vision is to conduct approximately 4 clinics per quarter and 
follow-up with individualized help, as necessary. As the new year begins and the 
word gets out about the team, we look forward to God working through the 
ASSISTeam to Associational churches in an exciting way. 

Submitted By: Ivan Byrd 



ASSISTeam Members 

Director Ivan Byrd 

Pastor ASSISTeam Director Chhs Wroten 

Leader/Member Development Director Vivian Simpson 

Outreach Director Randy Moore 

Adult Director Cynthia Spivey 

Youth Director Sandy Marks 

Children Director Cherry Devane 

Preschool Director Tracy Overby 

VBS Director Kimberley Hendrick 



Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina - 1996 

Primed for excitement after three hours waiting under a bright summer sky, hundreds 
of spectators craned their necks and peered toward downtown Asheviile, June 26 
when Michael Owen jogged into view - carrying the Olympic Torch on outstretched 
ami. Michael, one of 1,422 children of the Baptist Children's Homes served in 1995- 
96, lives at Broyhill Home in Clyde, one of 12 facilities BCH operates in North 
Carolina. 

Smiling and waving to the crowds holding aloft tiny flags and cameras Michael lifted 
the symbol of international unity and pointed to friends among those who lined the 
parade route. The entire Broyhill Home campus showed up, cheering wildly. They 
ate picnics at the end of Michael's route, and swarmed him when he passed the flame 
to the next carrier - a bicycle rider. It could have been a family reunion, or a school 
scene, or a re-creation for a movie on family support. But Michael, and most of his 
supporters, are children who have suffered unspeakable abuses at the hands of 
adults they tmsted to care for them. And the adults who waded into the mob scene 
of joy at the end of Michael's run are called of God to help young people like Michael 
and those who sun-ounded him deal with those issues, and to overcome them. 

As a boy, Michael was so ashamed of his clothes he ran home from school, never 
stopping to make friends. Worse, he endured almost nightly beatings from his father. 
He was 1 1 years old before he realized other boys weren't beaten every night. Four 
years later he found the courage to tell his father he was leaving. "Go ahead, call 
someone," he yelled. "Leave." Michael left. After six months in emergency care at 

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Mills Home in Thomasviile, he established a more pemnanent residence at Broyhill 
Home. Slowly, quietly his emotions mounted within him until one night he empted and 
spilled forth his story, the years of secrets and lies, to his child care worker, Betty 
Porter. "She stayed up with me and we talked a long time," Michael said. That was 
his first lesson in trust and unconditional love. "Broyhill has changed my life so 
much," Michael said. "For almost a year I didn't trust anybody, but finally I felt a 
calmness I know was the Lord. Here I found the Lord and now I try to live every day 
for Him." 

Michael's story is repeated hundreds of times each year at Baptist Children's Homes 
of North Carolina. Not all are as dramatic as a boy who grew from a punching bag 
to a torch bearer. But at four residential campuses, six emergency care cottages, two 
homes for behaviorally troubled girls, a maternity home, a home for teenage mothers 
and their babies, therapeutic camping and model day care, more than 1 ,400 children 
and their families find help in a troubled time. 

During the past year BCH received almost $1.5 million through the Cooperative 
Program, and $663,000 through the Thanksgiving Offering. Total church gifts of 
almost $3 million comprised 26.2 percent of BCH operating revenue. BCH is in the 
midst of a $10.1 million "Light Their Way" Campaign to raise money for operations, 
capital needs and endowment. At the halfway point in June, more than $5.4 million 
had been committed to BCH through the campaign. 

Videos of the children's presentation at the 1995 State Baptist Convention are 
available by calling the communications office at (800) 476-3669. You can also ask 
for the latest videos to tell you about our ministry to children and families through 
Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina . 

Although Michael carries many fond memories of Baptist Children's Homes with him 
as he heads for college this Fall, his eariiest amazements were the secure sleep he 
got when he laid his head down and receiving his first pair of NIkes so he didn't have 
to be embarrassed by his appearance. From head to toe BCH cares for children and 
families. Thank you for helping to Light Their Way. 

Submitted By: Abe Elmore 



Baptist College/University Report 1996 

Since 1834 North Carolina Baptist College and Universities have been privileged to 
have many splendid presidents. The current presidents are listed at the end of this 
article. They were elected to take the lead in dreaming, shaping, and managing 
Baptist higher education in North Carolina. 

Two colleges, Mars Hill and Chowan, have new presidents. Let us introduce 
them to you. 

Dr A. Max Lennon was named president of Mars Hill College, effective March 1 . 
Both he and Mrs. Lennon (Ruth Ann) are graduates of Mars Hill. Dr. Lennon brings 
a rich background in business and higher education to his new task. After earning the 

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B.S. and Ph. D. degrees at North Carolina State University, he served in the 
administration of Texas Tech University, the University of Missouri, Ohio State 
University and Clemson University, where he was the president. He connes to Mars 
Hill from the presidency of Eastern Foods, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Lennon, an 
active Baptist churchman, has been a member of the National Fellowship of Baptist 
Men. In Atlanta they were members of the First Baptist Church in Peachtree City, 
where he taught Sunday School and was a member of the strategic planning 
committee. He is on the board of directors of numerous corporations and 
foundations, among them First Union Corporation and Duke Power. In accepting the 
presidency of Mars Hill he said, "This is a wonderful opportunity to provide leadership 
for this college and boldly proclaim our faith in Jesus Christ." 

Dr. Stanley G. Lott moved to North Carolina in July to become president of Chowan 
College. He comes from Louisiana College, a Baptist school, where he was vice 
president for academic affairs for 15 years. Earlier he has been faculty member at 
Tift College in Georgia. Dr. Lott eamed two doctorates, one in systematic theology 
from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and the other in higher education 
administration from the University of Georgia. An ordained Baptist minister, he has 
held two pastorates in Louisiana. Mercer University president Kirkby Godsey said, 
"Stanley Lott is one of the finest educators and leaders in higher education today." 
Dr. and Mrs. Lott (Johnnye) were long-time, active members of Emmanuel Baptist 
Church, near Louisiana College. Upon his election the new president said, "I look 
fonA^ard to joining hands with all who are part of Chowan College. I am also eager to 
join North Carolina Baptists in their efforts to spread the gospel and to preserve 
historic Baptist principles." 

Norman A. Wiggins - Campbell University John E. Weems -Meredith College 

M. Christopher White - Gardner- Webb University Jerry E. McGee - Wingate 

Thomas K. Hearn, Jr. - Wake Forest University 



Baptist Retirement Homes of North Carolina, Inc. 

The continuing goal of Baptist Retirement Homes is to provide more and better 
services for Older Adults. During 1996 several developments have moved us toward 
this goal. Some new staff members have been added to help provide the kind of total 
care which residents need and deserve. Tania Keay has been employed as Vice 
President of the Health Services Division. Paulette Richmond came as the new 
Manager of the Hamilton Baptist Home. Carta Hyde was named Director of the small 
group program for residents with dementia, a program designated to enhance their 
quality of life. Patricia Fling is the Director of the In Home Care program which began 
a few months ago. Dr Eah Watts, an Associate Professor at the Bowman Gray 
School of Medicine, is serving as the Medical Director for In Home Care. 

Early in the year, renovation of the Hamilton Baptist Home was completed providing 
a more attractive and comfortable place for residents in that facility. The new Cecil 
and Gerture Young Solarium at the Rickman Nursing Center in Asheville will provide 
space for the small group program for residents with dementia. At Brookridge, 
renovated space in the Assisted Living section, and named "Stokes Court", will house 
the new Assisted Independent Living Unit. A new passenger van will facilitate 



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transportation for residents at the Taylor House in Albemarle as they attend church, 
keep appointments, go shopping, or participate in social/recreational events. 

During the year, Baptist Retirement Homes has provided assistance in the planning 
forCliffwood, a new continuing care retirement community being built in Fayetteville. 
Two Fayetteville churches, First Baptist and Snyder Memorial Baptist, have formed 
a non-profit corporation to lead this project. A 27 acre site has been selected. Plans 
call for 105 Independent Living units, 20 beds in Assisted Living, and 20 beds in a 
nursing care unit. All units will be available on a rental basis with no entrance fees. 

The James M. Hayes Society has t>een formed to recognize and thank those persons 
who remember the Baptist Retirement Homes in their estate planning. Thirty-three 
charter members constitute this group named in honor of the "Homes" founding 
superintendent. Finally, we recognize with deep gratitude those North Carolina 
Baptists who gave through their churches to support the ministry during the past year. 
Through the Cooperative Program, the special February Offering, and other church 
gifts, the "Homes" received a total of $1,030,052 during the 12 months period ending 
September 30, 1995. The trustees and staff are grateful to North Carolina Baptists 
for helping us to make life for Older Adults. ..The Best of Times! 

Submitted By: Doris Morgan 



Belarussian Children Project 96 

The Belarussian Steering Committee was appointed and an organizational meeting 
was held in eariy December of 1995. Committee members were Bill and Jean 
Tomlinson, Jerry and Jane Bradley, Joe Sakas, George Simmons, Dorothy 
Barham, Bob Grindle, and Dan Andrews. Committee assignments were given and 
meetings were held monthly thereafter. Host families were chosen after much prayer 
and Informational sessions were held up until the children arrived. During the time 
that applications were being screened, the committee was hard at work putting 
together travel arrangements, doctor, dentist, and eye exams, recreational events, 
medical supplies, and food for the trip to and from Washington Dulles International 
Airport where the children arrived from Belarus. 

The Little River Baptist Association's churches are to be commended for their 
response to the financial requirements of this project. Enclosed you will find a 
financial report which shows how the Lord works among Christians when a need 
exists. Our committee set a goal of $30,000 to bring the children here and to take 
care of other requirements. By the grace of God, we received from our churches and 
other sources an amount of $29,810.52. 

A 'Belarus Ctiildren and Host Families Social' was held on July 6, 1996 at Mr. Bill 
Godwin's home in Dunn. The response was outstanding. The children and the host 
families all had a wonderful time. Much thanks also goes to Bob Grindle, Charles 
Rambeau, Susan Murray and Melissa Culbreth for their help. Music was provided by 
Jim and Anna Corbett. It was a truly uplifting day of fellowship and joy. Many new 
friends were made and Christian love was displayed. 

The children's time here was from Sunday, .une ioth till Saturday, July 27th. When 

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the children left on the 27th for their return trip to Belarus, many tears were on the 
faces of the large crowd that was present to see the children off. Anyone who was 
present will never forget how difficult it was to turn their precious gems loose. 

An 'Appreciation Banquet 'was held on Tuesday, August 27th, recognizing the host 
families, the Steering Committee and professionals who took part in our program. 
Testimonies were given by host families and tears again were the order of the day, 
along with many happy related experiences. 

We as Christians know that the fruits of our labor as it was applied to these children 
will show up in the future. We only have to look at those who returned to see the 
Christian response in their hearts. 

- Su(>mrftecf By: BitlTomlinson 

"Jesus took a iittie child and had him stand among them. Taking him in 
his arms, he said to them, 'Whoever welcomes one of these little children 
in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome 
me but the one who sent me. '" 

[Mark 9:36-37] 



Belarus Host Families and Professional Sponsors 
Host Families Special Guest Honne Church 

Ira Matiovchenok Antioch Baptist 



Scott & Christine 
Avery 

Grover & Becky 
Blackburn 

Brent & Kim 
Lambert 

Rufus & Virgie 
Anderson 

Tom & Linda Lee 

Bill & Jean 
Tomlinson 

Carsie & Dawn 
Denning 

Ronald & Susan 
Jenkins 

Jesse & Peggy 
Mooney 



Dmitri Titov 



Angier Baptist 



Diana Danusevich Baptist Grove 



Yana Belosova 



Baptist Grove 



Olga Bogdanovich Broadway Baptist 



Olia Podlova & 
Tayana Ladeiko 



Chalybeate Springs 
Baptist 



Natasha Gavrilenko Coats Baptist 
Alta Gavrilenko 



Olga Meinik 



Coats Baptist 



Lena Fedorova & Coats Baptist 
Lena Muliar 



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Kent & Debbie 
Turlington 


Darlya Fedosenko 


Coats Baptist 


Lee & Lisa Shearin 


Mrs. Shilova 


Coats Baptist 


Ricardo & Bronwyn 
Jimenez 


Nikolai Zheudovich 


Friendship Baptist 


Carl & Georgiana 
Temple 


Yekaterine lyushenko Friendship Baptist 


Larry & Ethel 
Edwards 


Antyom Youmushkov Friendship Baptist 


Donald & Sharon 
Dawson 


Kristina Tukhtayeva 


Friendship Baptist 


George & Brigitte 
Simmons 


Pavel Shender 


Hillmon Grove Baptist 


Sandy & Cynthia 
Marks 


Nataliya Ananich & Hillmon Grove Baptist 
Yekathehne Yogorova 


Anthony & Mickie 
Rebeilo 


Nikolai Lapukin 


Hilimon Grove Baptist 


Mark & Beechye 
Morris 


Denis Kovelov 


Lillington Baptist 


Danny & Susan 
Carroll 


Anton Ladeiko 


Lillington Baptist 


Meredith & Maxine 
Senter 


Nikolai Lapukin 


Lillington Baptist 


Jim & Teresa 
Roberts 


Vitally Podlova 


Lillington Baptist 


Tom & Joanna 
Runyon 


Anna Matalygo 


Lillington Baptist 


George & Barbara 
Pounds 


Yelana Kabashova 


Memorial Baptist 


Tom & Ellen 
McClay 


Yullya Shapovalova 


Memorial Baptist 


Roy & Athene 
Parkers 


Tamara Bogdanovict 


? Neill's Creek Baptist 


Jeny & Jane 
Bradley 


Tatyana Luzanova 


Rawis Baptist 


Al & Susan 
Mun^ay 


Sasha Paramonov 
Yelona Paramonov 


Westfield Baptist 



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CT^ i.h.£,ciol Ulzanki. to ihou. (xrizo qaus. or tlicix tirtis. and s.n.E.xqul 

Professional Services and Sponsors 



Optometrists: 

Dr. Charles Bikes 
Dr. Bob Johnson 



Dr. Hubert Warren 
Dr. Max Raynor 



Dr. Susan Whittiker 



Physicians: 

Dr. Mark Pabst 
Dr. Daniel Brown 
Dr. Randall Crump 
Dr. Jack Gaibraith 



Dr. Randy Hedgepath 
Dr. Thomas Brammer 
Dr. Scott Rabon 
Dr. George Bartels 



Dr. Wallace Brown 
Dr. Johnny Bagwell 
Dr. David Spivey 
Westem Medical 
Group 



Benhaven Medical Center 
Besty Johnson Hospital 
Dr. Mary Furbes 



Raleigh Medical Center 
Dr. Allan Parker 
Dr. Renee Johnson 



Dentists: 



Dr. James Honeycutt 


Dr. Larry Williams 


Dr. Gordon Townsend, Sr. 


Dr. Eldon Sloan 


Dr. Gordon Townsend, Jr. 


Dr. Richard Godfrey 


Dr. Ann Godfrey 


Dr. Don Lane 


Dr. Raleigh Wright 


Dr. Carl Bass 


Dr. Catherine Evans 


Dr. Robert Jepko 


Sponsors: 





American Prestige Coaches American Bible Society 

John-Beverly's, Inc. Bob Barker 

Associational WMU and Baptist Men And many many more 



Belarussian Children Project 96 
Financial Statement 



Receipts 
Angier $ 660.00 


Receipts 

Buies Creek Lion Club$ 200.00 


Antioch $ 660.00 
Baptist Grove $1,436.93 
Baptist Grove Men $1,000.00 
Bradley & Sheron 
Welding $ 660.00 
Buies Creek First $ 1 ,000.00 


Campbell University $ 300.00 
Chalybeate Springs $ 2,800.00 
Coats $ 1,980.00 
Crossroads $ 760.00 
Dunn First $ 665.00 
East Erwin $ 660.00 



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Receipts 




Disbursements 






Erwin First 


$ 700.00 


ABRO 


$21,120.00 


Friendship 


$ 2,640.00 


American Bible Soc. 


$ 


442.00 


FV Woman's Club 


$ 50.00 


American Prestige Coaches 


Hillmon Grove 


$1,300.00 




$ 


1,962.50 


Lillington 


$ 4,220.00 


Banquet Expenses 


$ 


400.00 


LRBA Contribution 


$1,120.00 


Belarus Social 


$ 


47.78 


LRBA WMU 


$ 660.00 


Exp. Incurred to/from DC 




Memorial 


$1,320.00 




$ 


400.00 


Neill's Creek 


$ 1,320.00 


Johnson Opt. Assoc. 


$ 


151.60 


New Hope 


$ 660.00 


Lifeguards 7-6 


$ 


56.00 


Personal Donations 


$ 248.59 


Mailing Expenses 


$ 


72.53 


Rawls 


$ 330.00 


Phone Expenses 


$ 


410.44 


Rawls Baptist Men 


$ 330.00 


Tanya Shilova Vz 


$ 


330.00 


Trinity 


$ 630.00 


The Flower Bam 


$ 


26.50 


Westfield 


$1,500.00 


Supplies for Banquet 


$ 


184.60 


TOTAL 


$29,810.52 


Supplies for medi. 


$ 


6.22 






TOTAL 


$25,620.17 






Receipts Total 


$29,810.52 






Disb. Total 


$25,620.17 






Account Balance 


$4,190.35 



Special Note: Little River Baptist 
Association purchased the 
sweatshirts for the Belarus guest. 



I mil praise you, 

OLOm 

linthallmy HEART; 
I mil tell 




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of all your ^ "^^^ 
WONDERS. 

Psubn 9:1 




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Biblical Recorder 

The headlines each day - Bosnia, Belfast, Saudi Arabia, taxes, school funding, 
presidential elections, etc., often include Southern Baptists. The secular media 
show special interest in our conflicts but all too often do not tell the whole story 
of the good things Baptists are doing. 

The Biblical Recorder attempts to tell the whole story, the many positive things 
people are doing in their churches along with the negative Issues which cannot 
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mission for tomorrow. 

There is no way to address these issues without correct and reliable 
information. The Biblical Recorder was born and continues to serve for that 
purpose. In the 163 years of state Baptist papers in North Carolina, never was 
the Recorder more needed than now for people to have the truth. We live in 
an electronic media age where many think they have the answers to the issues 
but they do not because they do not read, only look and listen! 

An informed Baptist is a better Baptist; an uninformed Baptist may be an 
uninvolved or disruptive Baptist. No democracy, including our local churches, 
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decisions based upon accurate information from reliable sources. 

The Biblical Recorder should be in every Baptist home in North Carolina. Your 
support as a subscriber and reader, coupled with your encouragement to others, 
will enable the paper to better serve the constituency with accurate and helpful 
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In order to save churches large amounts of money and to increase the 
readership of the Recorder, incorporated Church News Service (CNS) was 
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Recent and anticipated increases in mailing costs make CNS a greater value in 
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The paper focuses more and more attention on North Carolina Baptists with 
news, features and inspirational articles which will encourage individuals and 
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That is why the Recorder was bom; that is why it serves today. For more 
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Little River Baptist Association 

Budget for 1997 



BUDGET LINE ITEM 


AC COMPLISHINC; MISSION/MINISTRY 


1996 1 1997 II 


WORLD MISSIONS || 


202 Ukraine Home 
Missionary 


In cooperation with the Baptist 
State Convention of NC; this will 
pay the full salary for a resident 
home missionary to serve for one 


750.00 


750.00 


203 Belarussian 
Relief 


These funds will cover the expense 
of bringing a Belarussian 
interpreter here in 1997 along with 
the children from that country who 
need to physically be in a "clean" 
environment. 


1,000.00 


1.000.00 


204 South Africa 
Partnership 


For the availability of funds for this 
partnership. 




1,200.00 


II 
LOCAL MISSIONS || 


211 Hispanic 
Missions 
Ministries 
Contingency 


Through a Council On Hispanic 
Ministries, we seek to support work 
among Hispanic churches and 
migrant ministries in our area. This 
will provide additional funding in 
order to guarantee needed mission 
budget funds that are not forth- 
coming from congregations in the 
LRBA. 


6,200.00 


7,250.00 

> - ■■■■ 


212 Missions 
Development 


Our Missions Development 
Committee needs funds for studies, 
surveys, and consultation regarding 
future land purchases for mission 
or church sites. 


500.00 


550.00 


213 Holioway 
Medical insurance 


The association has a Song standing 
commitment to provide rrsedical 
Insurance for Mrs. Holioway, if\e 
widow of a former Director of 
1 Missif^ns ^„_^ 1 


2,000.00 


2,200.00 



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BrD<;ET LINE ITEM 


AC COMPLISHING MlSSION/MIMSTR\ 


1996 


1997 


214 Developing 
Ministries 


We seek to develop new ministries 
to pastors, their families, and to 
minister through the association to 
the needs of the church community. 
These funds allow us to quickly 
respond whenever a need is 
apparent. 


1,000.00 


1,100.00 












221 Director of 
Missions: 


This person's role is to assist 
churches in our association by 
serving as a missions strategist, 
ministering to churches and church 
leaders, and serving as a general 
leader in helping the Association of 
churches to fulfill its mission. 




' 


221-1 Ministry 
Related Expenses: 


These are expenses incurred in the 
performance of ministry. 


a. Mileage 
Reimbursement 


We reimburse the Director of 
Missions for business related miles 
at the rate per mile approved by the 
Internal Revenue Service. 


4,425.00 


4,825.00 


b. Convention 
Expense 


We provide funds for the DOM to 
attend state, national conventions 
and for continuing education. 


700.00 


875.00 


1 c. Professional 
Expenses 


Exp>enses incurred while visiting 
with pastors, books, and other 
resources needed for effective 
ministry. 


700.00 


875.00 


221-2 Protective 
Benefits: 


These funds provide insurance and 
retirement protection for the DOM. 






a. Disability and 
Life Insurance 


This provides additional disability 
Insurance and life insurance 
protection for the DOM. 


620.00 


620.00 


b. Annuity 
1 Program 


This provides retirement income for 
the DOM through voluntary 
participation in the denomination's 
Annuity Board program. 


4,800.00 


5,000.00 


c. Social Security 
Offset 


This is taxable income from the 
DOM's salary to help meet IRS 
requirements for quarterly filing of 


4,800.00 


5,000.00 



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BIDGET LINE ITExM 


AC C OMPLISHING M1SSI0N/1V1IN1STU\ 


1996 


1997 


221-3 Basic 
Compensation: 


This is taxable income received by 
the DOM 






a. Cash Salary 


This makes up the cash salary part 
of the DOM's pay. 


22,635.00 


23,935.00 


b. Housing and 
Utilities 


This provides housing and utilities 
which is non-taxable for IRS 
purposes but must be counted for 
Social Security taxes. 


12,000.00 


12,500.00 


c. Housing Equity 
Fund 


This provides reimbursement to the 
Associational Housing Equity Fund 
at the rate of $100.00 for each 
month of service by the Director. 


1,200.00 


1,200.00 


222 

Administrative 

Assistant: 


This person assists the Director of 
Mission in fulfilling the mission of 
the churches of the Association by 
managing the office, assisting with 
correspondence, reports, and 
communication of LRBA ministries. 






222-1 Cash Salary 


The salary of the administrative 
assistant is based on working 25 
hours per week. 


11,600.00 


12,180.00 


222-2 Social 
Security 


We are responsible for paying Vz of 
the administrative assistant's social 
security assessment. 


720.00 


730.00 


We are responsible for paying V2 of 
the administrative assistant's 
Medicare assessment. 


170.00 


175.00 


222-3 Continuing 
Education 


The administrative assistant is 
encouraged to attend the state-wide 
church secretary's conference or to 
utilize these funds for some form of 
continuing education (with the 
approval of the DOM). 


125.00 


125.00 


223 Secretarial 
Assistance 


For assistance to the administrative 
assistant during particularly busy 
times of the year or to compensate 
for time worked over 25 hours per 
week - upon approva? of the DOM. 


650.00 


950.00 


1 nRr;AMi7ATinWAI f^llPPORT J 


231 Sunday 
School 


These funds are used to hold 
ASSISTeam seminars and !o send 
tpam mpmhprs in trRimaa spssinn — 


500.00 


550.00 



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BUDGET LINE ITEM 


ACCX)MPLISHINC MISSION/MINISTRY 


1996 


1997 


232 VBS 


This Is to purchase materials to 
conduct an Assoclational VBS 
Clinic. 


300.00 


330.00 


233 Discipieship 
Training 


These funds are to be used to 
implement training programs in 
leadership, family/marriage 
enrichment, youth, witnessing and 
general spiritual growth. 


1,135.00 


1,135.00 


234 WMU 


Literature expense and planned 
activities. This is a very active 
organization; we have extended 
WMU organizations in a number of 
churches and in a number of age- 
level organizations. 


350.00 


350.00 


235 Brotherhood 


Funds needed for postage, 
literature, video, and local 
missions. 


350.00 


1,000.00 


236 Music Ministry 


Funds are used to purchase music, 
hold an appreciation banquet and to 
meet other needs of the 
Association. 


300.00 


300.00 


237 Senior Adult 
Ministry 


These funds will assist funding an 
ongoing ministry to and with the 
Senior Adults of our Association. 


200.00 


200.00 


238 Youth 
Ministries 


Funds to be used for Assoclational 
Youth Events. 


250.00 


250.00 


239 Divinity 
School 


To assist Campbell Divinity 
students by providing 
opportunities for continued 
academic training. 




300.00 




241 Assemblies 
and Clinics 


Funds to be used for clinics or 
conferences attended by elected 
assoclational leaders. 


700.00 


700.00 


242 Evangelism 


Summer, youth visit. Fall rally and 
year round evangelism. 


700.00 


1,000.00 


243 Visiting 
Speakers 

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These funds are used to pay for 
visiting speakers to the Association 
either for the Annual Meeting or 


500.00 


500.00 



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Bl DGET LINE ITEM 


ACCOMPI.ISIlI^(;MIS.SIO^/MIMSTR^ 


19V6 


1997 


244 Pastoral 
Ministries Council 


To assist in underwriting training 
events for pastors and deacons as 
sponsored by the Pastoral 
Ministries Council. 


500.00 


500.00 




251 Utilities 


Projected estimates of utilities are: 
Electricity - 2,100.00; Telephones - 
2.550.00; and, Water - 350.00. 


4,800.00 


5,000.00 


252 Insurance 


Fire, theft, and liability insurance on 
Associational property and bond 
payment for secretary and treasurer 


1,500.00 


2,622.00 


253 Maintenance 


Funds for upkeep of buildings and 
grounds. Painting needs to t>e 
done this year. 


1,200.00 


1.500.00 


254 Office 
Supplies 


Funds used to purchase paper for 
newsletter, correspondence to 
pastors and other associational 
leaders, reminder cards to 
committee members for future 
meetings and other miscellaneous 
correspondence. Funds are also 
used for all other supplies used by 
the office. 


3,000.00 


3,300.00 


255 Postage 


Funds are used to mail out 
correspondence to pastors and 
other committee persons and also 
to pay for mailing over 400 
newsletters per month. 


2,200.00 


2,400.00 










257 Associational 
Annuals 


Funds for printing the Annual 
Associational Minutes. 


1,600.00 


1 .600.00 


258 Office 
Equipment 


Funds are used to pay for 
maintenance contract on copier and 
other machine maintenance and 
also to purchase small equipment 
as needed. 


1,700.00 


2,000.00 


259 Media 
II Advertising 


Funds for newspaper, radio 
advertisements. 


100.00 


300.00 


MI5?rFI 1 AMPni IS II 


261 Contingency 


Limited funds for any need not 


500.00 




1 ,000.00 



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Bl IX;KT LINE ITKM 


ACC OMPLISHINC; MISSION/MIMSTin 


1996 


1997 


262 Christmas 
Gifts 


Each Christmas, we seek to 
express our appreciation to these 
listed in a tangible way. We 
remember our professional staff 
with a token of our appreciation for 
their leadership of our Association. 
We also provide an appreciation 
gift for the associational treasurer. 






262-1 Director of 
Missions 


300.00 


500.00 


262-2 Adminstrat. 
Assistant 


300.00 


350.00 


262-3 Treasurer 


300.00 


350.00 


rsRAMnrnTAi OFRiinnFT 


*1 01, 380.00 


111,077.00 1 


1 AMOUNT NEEDED MONTHLY FOR BUDGET 


8,448.33 


9,256.41 1 



*This figure includes budget line items. Not listed; New York Partnership, $1, 2(K).00 and 
Seminary Extension, $300.00. 



Little River Baptist Association 
1 996-1 997 Calendar of Events 

OCTOBER: 

Cooperative Program Month/Stewardship Emphasis 
i' Wayne Schlink's Third anniversary at Gourd's Springs Baptist 

Church 
2-4 Coastal Golf Retreat, NC Baptist Assembly (Caswell) 

4-5 Music Leadership Training Retreat, Caraway Conference Center 

4-5 Equipping Today's Churches, NC Baptist Assembly (Caswell) 

6 Soul Winning Commitment Day 

7-8 ^ Senior Adult Choir Festival, First Church, Greensboro 

7-9 Coastal Senior Adult Retreat, NC Baptist Assembly (Caswell) 

14 10:00am Ministers' Conference at the LRBA Center 

14 7:00pm Budget and Finance Committee Meeting 

14 Chip Hopkin's Sixth anniversary at Rawls Baptist Church 

18 Rick Jefferd's Seventh anniversary at Oak Grove Baptist Church 

22 7:00pm LRBA Executive Committee Meeting 

26 David Whiteman's Tenth anniversary at Memorial Baptist Church 

27 Daylight Savings Time - Set Clocks Back One Hour 

28 Little River Baptist Association's 121st Annual Meeting at Buies 
Creek Baptist Church 

29 Little River Baptist Association Second Session and Third 
Session of the 121st Annual Meeting at Dunn First Baptist 
Church 



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NOVEMBER 

I Rick McDuffie's Fifth anniversary at Dunn First Baptist Ctiurch 
1-2 Fall School of Evangelism and Church Growth 

4 10:00am Ministers' Conference at LRBA Center 

4-6 NC Southem Baptist Secretaries Association Conference 

10-17 Week of Prayer and Special Offering for Baptist Children's 

Homes 

I I Baptist State Convention of NC Annual Meeting, Greensboro 
Coliseum Complex 

15-17 NC Baptist Conference of the Deaf, Caraway Conference 

Center 
15-17 Fall Youth Evangelism Conference, NC Baptist Assembly 

(Caswell) 
28-29 LRBA Office CLOSED - HAPPY THANKSGIVING 

DECEMBER: 

1-8 Week of Prayer and Special Offering for Foreign Missions 

4-6 Senior Adult Retreat, Christmas By The Sea, NC Baptist 

Assembly (Caswell) 
6-7 Coed Missions (Youth), Ridgecrest 

9 10:00am Ministers' Conference at LRBA Center 

12 Ernest Mason's Third anniversary at Flatwoods Baptist 
24-26 Christmas Holiday - LRBA Office CLOSED 

28 James Taylor's Tenth anniversary at Fellowship Baptist 

Church 
31 Richard Walker's Seventh anniversary at Kennebec Baptist 

Church 
31 New Year's Eve Exciting Alternative, NC Baptist Assembly 

(Caswell) 

JANUARY 1997: 
1 LRBA Office CLOSED - New Year's Day Holiday 

1 Danny Jarman's Twelfth anniversary at Macedonia Baptist 

Church 
3-4 Lay Witness Training Conference 

6-7 Pastor/Spouse Retreat, Caraway Conference Center 

13 10:00am Ministers' Conference at LRBA Center 

13-15 NC Baptist Music Conference, Caraway Conference Center 

17-18 Christian Money Management Seminar, Caraway Conference 

Center 

26 Baptist Men's Day in the Churches 

27 NC Baptist Singers' Concert, First Church, Cary 

28 Martin Groover's Sixteenth anniversary at Antioch Baptist 
Church 

28 Council on Christian Higher Education Meeting, Caraway 

28 Council on Christian Life and Public Affairs, Caraway 



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Little River Baptist Association 
1996-1997 Calendar of Events 

FEBRUARY: 

2-9 Week of Prayer and Special Offering for Baptist Retirement 

Homes 

3 Partners in Evangelism 

3-4 Statewide Evangelism Conference 

5 Reaching the Cites Strategy Planning Conference 

6 Timmy Blair's Third anniversary at Piney Grove Chapel 
Baptist Church 

7-9 Baptist Medical Dental Fellowship Meeting, Caraway 

9 Race Relations Sunday 
9-15 Focus on WMU 

10 10:00am Ministers' Conference at LRBA Center 

12 Ronnie Byrd's Seventh anniversary at South Erwin Baptist 

Church 

15 Daniel M. Deaton First anniversary as Director of Missions 

16 Baptist Seminaries, Colleges and Schools Day Emphasis 
17,18,20 Smaller Membership Church Pastor-Led Sunday School 

Revival Training 
21-22 Youth Choir/Instrumental Festivals, Wake Forest University 

and College Park Church, Winston-Salem 
24-27 Youth Ministers' Continuing Education Retreat, Beach Cove 

Resort, North Myrtle Beach 
27-28 VBS Clinic (two eastern locations) 

28-Mar. 1 Adult Handbell Festivals 

East - Meredith College, Raleigh 

Central - Wingate University, Wingate 

MARCH: 

2-9 Week of Prayer and Special Offering for Home Missions 

4 VBS Clinic (Piedmont) 

7 People Sharing Jesus and Total Church Life - LRBA Center 
7-8 Language Pastors' Conference, Caraway 

7-8 Disciplemaking Institute, Small Groups & Your Church, 

Caraway 

10 10:00am Ministers' Conference at LRBA Center 

14-15 NC Baptist Men Board Meeting 

14-15 Youth Handbell Festivals 

1 7 Fellowship Breakfast for Partners in Evangelism 
21-22 Challengers Convention 

21-22 "Right Choices" Youth Leader Training 

21-23 WMU Missions Extravaganza (Annual Meeting), Ridgecrest 

23 Start-A-Church Commitment Sunday 

24-26 Introduction of Revised Masterllfe 

25 7:00pm LRBA Executive Committee Meeting 

28 LRBA Office Closed - EASTER Holiday 



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Little River Baptist Association 
1996-1997 Calendar of Events 

APRIL: 

7-9 Coastal Senior Adult Retreat, NC Baptist Assembly 

(Caswell) 

7 Danny Lewis's Sixth anniversary at Calvary Baptist Church 
9 Bible Drill Registrations Due to Baptist State Convention 
11-12 ASSISTraining Institute West and East (simultaneously) 
11-12 Interfaith Witness Seminar Caraway 

14 10:00am Ministers' Conference at LRBA Center 
14-15 NC Baptist Ministers'/Laymen's Golf Retreat, Caraway 

15 Church Building Conference 

18 State Youth Bible Drills and State Youth Speakers 
Tournaments (two locations) 

18-20 Disaster Relief Expo 

19 State Children's Bible Drills (five locations) 

20 Cooperative Program Day/Stewardship Emphasis 

25 State Youth Bible Drills and State Youth Speakers 
Tournaments (two locations) 

27 EarthStewards Sunday 

MAY: 

2 Fellowship Breakfast for Partners in Evangelism, NC Baptist 
Assembly (Caswell) 

2-3 Lay Renewal Gathering - Caraway Conference Center 

2-4 Blind Fellowship Retreat, Caraway 

3 Correctional Ministry Conference 

3 Finalist Youth Speakers' Tournament and Finalist Youth 

Bible Drill 
4-11 Week of Prayer and Special Offering for NC Baptist 

Hospitals 
5-6 Key Leadership Conference - NC Baptist Assembly 

(Caswell) 

8 WMU Annual Meeting - Harmony Baptist Church 
9-10 Children On The Grow 97', Caraway 

1 1 Meredith College Graduation 

11-12 WMU Associational Prayer Retreat - Caswell 

12 Campbell University Graduation 
14 WMU Leadership Team Meeting 

19 10:00am Ministers' Conference at LRBA Center 

(Special Note: Ministers' Conference will not be held during 
the summer quarter but will regroup again in September.) 

19 Wake Forest University Graduation 

20 Council on Christian Life and Public Affairs Meeting 
20 Council on Christian Higher Education Meeting 
23-25 Couples Spring Break, NC Baptist Assembly (Caswell) 
23-25 Deaf Youth Retreat, Camp Caraway 

26 MEMORIAL DAY - LRBA Office Closed 



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30-31 WMU Associational Leadership Team Training, Camp 

Mundo Vista 

JUNE: 
2-8 Associational Missions Week: "Associations: Risk Something New' 

7 Caraway Staff Training Begins 

8 Christian High Adventure Begins 

9-12 Spring Youth Evangelism Conference, NC Baptist Assembly, 

(Caswell) 
13-15 Single Adult Evangelism Conference, Caswell 

14-20 Church Music Leadership Conference, Ridgecrest 

15-16 WMU and SBC Annual Meeting, Dallas Texas 

24 7:00pm LRBA Executive Committee Meeting 

26 Russell Blackmon's Ninth anniversary at Swann's Station 

JULY: 

1 Carroll Owenby's Seventh anniversary at North Clinton 

Avenue Baptist Church 

RA Father/Son Mini-Camp, Camp Caraway 

LRBA Office CLOSED - Independence Day 

Mundo Vista Summer Camp 

Family Fun and Focus Week I, NC Baptist Assembly, 

(Caswell) 

RA Summer Camp, Camp Caraway 

7:00pm WMU Leadership Team Meeting 

Mundo Vista Summer Camp 

Family Fun and Focus Week II, NC Baptist Assembly, 

(Caswell) 
21 Chris Wroten's Fifth anniversary at Hillmon Grove Baptist 

Church 
21-25 Family Fun and Focus Week III, NC Baptist Assembly, 

(Caswell) 
21-26 World Missions Week, NC Baptist Assembly, (Caswell) 

24-25 SUPER SUMMER 97-Youth Crusade - Carowinds 

25-27 Bivocational Ministers/Spouses Conference 

29 Tom Lee's Seventh anniversary at Broadway Baptist Church 

AUGUST: 

1 Jerry Hick's Eighth anniversary at Erwin First Baptist 

Church 
4-8 Families with Special Needs Week, NC Baptist Assembly, 

(Caswell) 
4-9 Church Brotherhood Leadership Training, Caraway 

10 Language Missions Day 

11-13 Happiness Retreat I, Caraway 

11-16 Children's Choir Camp, NC Baptist Assembly, (Caswell) 

14 Church Treasurer Accounting Conference, East 

15-16 Lay Witness Foundation Annual Meeting, Caraway 

22-23 WMU Associational Leadership Team Training, NC Baptist Assembly, 

(Caswell) 



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3-5 


4 


7-11 


7-11 


7-11 


14 


14-18 


14-18 



SEPTEMBER: 

1 Jesse Mooney's Sixth anniversary at Coats Baptist Church 

1 LRBA Office CLOSED - LABOR DA Y 

5-6 Music Leadership Training Retreat - Caraway 

8 10:00am Ministers' Conference at LRBA Center 

14 Cassandra Holts Thrid anniversity at LRBA 

14-21 Week of Prayer and Special Offerings for North Carolina 

Missions 
15-16 NC Baptist Singers' Retreat, Caraway 

17-21 Intentional Disciplemaking Leadership Training, Raleigh 

18 Stewardship Preaching - Leading Conference, East 

21 Biblical Recorder Day 

30 Council on Christian Life and Public Affairs Meeting - 

Caraway 
30 Council on Christian Higher Education - Caraway 



Christian Life and Public Affairs 
Annua! Report 1996 

Jesus calls us to be "the salt of the earth and the light of the world," that is, to exert our 
influence on public morals in our society. We do this, as Baptists, through our personal 
lives where we live, and together through our Baptist State Convention. The Council on 
Christian Life and Public Affairs is the agency of our convention that leads in this area. 

We work with other denominations also in moral and social issues through the Christian 
Action League of North Carolina, which embraces nearly alt of the denominations in our 
state. While churches are limited in what we can do in these areas without losing our tax- 
exempt status, the League can do, and has been doing so in influencing legislation and 
voting on moral issues. 

During the past year there have been continuing efforts to bring our state into the 
gambling business through a lottery, but they have been defeated, thanks to the 
influence of public-spirited citizens. We have been successful also in efforts to get 
the teaching of abstinence before marriage offered in our public schools, and 
legislation has been passed to make it so. We must recognize the efforts of the 
Woman's Missionary Union and the Baptist Men in this issue. 

We must be ever alert to the efforts to make beverage alcohol more readily available 
everywhere in our state. Here we have had the able assistance of the Christian 
Action League. Substance abuse is one of the hardest problems to face, and we are 
thankful for the efforts of our Baptist State Convention to deal with this issue. 
Baptists believe that we are responsible to God to be the best citizens that we can be, 
and this means that we are to always do our best in the area of moral and spiritual 
affairs. We are influencing our society for the better. Let us keep it up and even do 
it better. 



Submitted By: Tom Freeman 



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Disclpleship Training Report 

The LIFE Support Ministry of the Association began last year with our first group using 
Making Peace With Your Past. The group of twelve from three (3) churches began 
with a retreat in late October and finished in May, 1996. This summer, Rudy West, 
a licensed professional counselor in Lillington, and David Oyster conducted facilitator 
training with five (5) persons. Another Making Peace group of eight from three (3) 
churches began in September, 1996. Dr. George Fuller, pastor of the New 
Community Baptist Church of Raleigh and a director of the Raleigh Association 
support group ministry, spoke to our Ministers Conference in October, 1996, about 
the benefits to a church from a support group ministry. Additional groups will begin 
as interest increases. Types of groups we would like to form include those on low 
self-esteem, dysfunctional family issues, grief recovery, divorce, eating disorders, 
codependency, sexual abuse, nicotine addiction, and chemical dependency. 

Discipleship Training held two strategy meetings this summer to receive input from 
invited pastors, church staff, and lay members on how LRBA Discipleship Training 
can help our churches in their Christ-mandated process of making disciples. Plans 
are being made as a result of these meetings. 

Submitted By: David Oyster 



Evangelism Report 

This year has been one of training and preparation for 1997. During the Key- 
Leadership Conference at Fort Caswell this year, I attended the conference on 
evangelism. There i was trained in a new program called People Sharing Jesus. 
This will be the emphasis all around the Southem Baptist Conference and throughout 
North Carolina over the remaining years in this century. It is an approach which 
teaches every Christian how to share Christ in an easy and effective manner. In 
addition to this training, our Director of Missions and I attended an evangelism 
workshop in Chicago which was sponsored by the Home Mission Board. There we 
were shown some very helpful materials and given some good information to use with 
our association in evangelism training. To further our preparation for 1997, our 
Director of Missions attended a state Launch Rally for People Sharing Jesus in 
Fayetteville and a conference on Total Church Life, another approach to church 
growth and evangelism. 

I am looking forward to 1997 as a time for a strong evangelistic campaign to take 
place. In the early part of the year our association plans to offer training for our 
churches in both People Sharing Jesus and Total Church Life. In June we are 
planning an Associationai Youth Rally with Witness, the youth evangelism musical 
team from the Baptist State Convention. Then, in September, we are hoping to have 
an old fashioned tent revival for the Association. These plans are still in the making. 

In order for our plans to go forward, we need your prayers, support, and help. I am 
convinced if evangelism is to take place in our churches, both our churches and our 
Association must plan to reach people for Jesus and make this a priority. I hope you 
will join us in this effort and make 1997 our best year of church growth so far in our 
Association. 

Submitted By: M\chae\ Simmons 
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IN MEMORIAM 

In Psalms 1 16:15 we read, "Previous in the sight of the LORD is the death of his 
saints. " 

It is difficult for us to comprehend the total significance of the above statement, 
for we are often times so saddened at the loss of our loved ones we can't 
grasp the total significance of the death of a Chnstian. But the Bible has many 
promises for those of faith in Jesus Christ to hold on to. 

In John 14 Jesus said, "Let not your heart be troubled, ye believe in God, 
believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, 
I would have not told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and 
prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that 
where I am, there ye may be also." ^. 

Today we hold fast to this promise of our Savior. We can rest assured that our 
saved loved ones are held steadfast in His love. And where they are, we may 
be also. James Montgomery expressed it this way. 

"Servant of God, rest from they loved employ; the 
battle fought, the victory won. Enter thy Master's joy. 
The pains of death are past, labor and sorrow cease. 
And life's long warfare closed at last. Thy soul is found 
in peace. Servant of God, well done. Thy glorious warfare 
past; the battle fought, the race is won and thou art 
crowned at last." 

Submitted By: Reverend Carl Graham 



Angler 

Mrs. Nell Fulchor 
Mrs. Ruth Lockamy 
Mr. Don Fish 
Mrs. Leia Hockday 
Mrs. Ima Stephenson 
Mrs. Pennie Johnson 

Antioch 

Mr. Aaron Rogers 
Mr. Titus Rogers 
Miss Zula Rogers 
Mrs. Irena Clark 
Mrs. Eunice Dean 
Mr. Molton Jemigan 
Mrs. Ann Collins 
Mr. J. D. Bishop 



Baptist Grove 

Mr. Levi Baker 

Broadway 

*Mr. Felix Hockday 
Mr. Boyce Thomas 

Buies Creek First 

Mrs. Flora Waddell 
Mrs. Claudie Byrd 
Mr. G. Everett 

Turlington 
*Mr. Elijah Weaver 

Calvary 

Mr. Oscar Milling 



Chalybeate Springs 

Mrs. Aline Avery 
Mr. T. Caviness 
Mr. R. B. Johnson 
Mr. Robert Matthews 
Miss Myrtle Smith 

Coats 

Mr. Roy Roberts 
Mr. Carl Hough 
Mr. Earl Ragan 
Mr. Clyde Ennis, Sr. 
Mrs. Mary Lee 
Williams Stewart 
Mr. Clarence Grimes 
Mrs. Anne Turlington 
Underwood 



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Crossroads 

Mr. Thomas Cherry 

Duncan 

Mrs. Kathenne Tutor 
Mrs. Ethel Nash 
Mrs. Emma Jones 

Dunn First 

Wallace E. Beasley 
Robert E. Weaver 
Mrs. Evelyn Byrd 
Ms. Callie P. Black 
Ms. Lena Riddle 
Louie B.Westbrook 
Monnie C. Holland 
Ms. Vera Campbell 
Ethel Mae Maxwell 
Robert S. Eldridge 
Glenda Bass Skinner 

East Erwin 

Mrs. Beaulah Horrell 
Mrs. Flossie Bullard 
Mr. Brent Capps 

Erwin First 

Mr. Arthur Williams 
Mrs. Flora Jones 
Mr. David Ennis 
Mr. Festus Guin 
Mr. Bill Jackson 
Mrs. Alda Pate 
Mrs. Una Oldham 
Mr. David Lucas, Sr. 
Mrs. Naomi Spell 

Fellowship 

Mrs. Jackie Clelland 
Mr. George Leary 
Mrs. Connie Smith 

Friendship 

Margie Smart Byrd 
Howard Byrd 
Joan Pen^ 
Horace Bethune, Sr. 
Bettie Coleman 
Roy Coleman 



Mr. Dennis Beard 
Mrs. Minnie Webb 
Mr. Halford Brown 
Mr. C. D. Currin 
Mr. Hubert Jarmon 

Hillmon Grove 

Mr. Walter Moore 

Holly Springs 

Mr. Nealie Patterson 

Kennebec 

Mr. James Moore 
Mrs. Ethel Wilson 

Lillington 

Mr. Jim Cameron 
Mr. Jimmy Hatley 
Miss Lola O'Quinn 
Mrs. Anne Phelps 
Mr. Myron Thomas 
Mr. B. Whittington 

Macedonia 

Mrs. Lena Smith 
Mrs. Iva Hobby 

Memorial 

Mrs. Mary Cole 
Mrs. Jean Beal 
Mr. Carl Lloyd 
Mrs. Eloise Currin 
Mrs. Mae Byrd 

Neill's Creek 

Damian Campos, Jr. 
*Mrs. Inez Matthews 
*Rena Honeycutt 
*Mrs. Beta Matthews 

New Hope 

Mr. Alton P. Hayes 
Mr. Jesse New 

N Clinton Avenue 

Mr. Lorena Jacksin 
Mr. Ernest Jones 



Oak Grove 

Mr. Pete Mabry 
Mrs. Callie Parrish 
Mrs. "Cleo" Clyde 
Matthews 

Piney Grove Chapel 

Mrs. Vada Denning 
Mrs. Laylon Holland 
Mrs. Swannie Gooch 

Rawls 

Mr. Charles Rhiner 
Mrs. Marie Abernathy 
Mr. Ambrose Currin 

Swanns Station 

Mr. Turby Clark 
Mr. Wilbur Graham 
Mrs. Annie W. Kelly 

Trinity 

Mrs. Lillian McLeod 

Westfield 

Mr. Thomas G. Ralph 
Mrs. Mary Perry 



*Denotes Deacons 

Listed are names 
reported by cnurch 
clerks on Annual 
Church Profile. 




Harmony 



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Mision Hispana De Buies Creek 

It is a great task that this Association has undertaken in the last two years. Keeping 
an Hispanic ministry afloat at times can be a challenge, but it is always rewarding. 
But throughout everything that has come into our path, we are all motivated by the 
love of Jesus Christ and the desire to help our Hispanic brothers and sisters come to 
know that saving knowledge of our precious Savior. It is the forementioned 
knowledge that makes it necessary for the Council to do whatever it takes to assure 
the continuing success of the Mission. 

I have seen tremendous growth in the Mission Ministry. Although the weather has 
hampered our efforts this summer, we feel that serious strides were made in 
furthering the wori^ of the Mission. One thing that makes me smile the most was the 
amount of Hispanic men and women who gave their lives to Jesus and were baptized 
during this year. I feel that many migrants were and are on the verge of making their 
decision for Christ. I feel our momentum was slowed by the arrival of Hurricane Fran. 
This hunicane caused a lot of damage in our area, and the migrants were responsible 
for working many overtime hours for their farms. Some Hispanics also had the 
opportunity to play the other role of a witness. Pastor Mercado took his congregation 
to an area prison to witness there. There were many prisoners who made their 
decision for Christ during these visits. 

We have had so many positive things to happen, but I fee! that we have only 
scratched the surface. But there is one problem - continual funding for our efforts. 
Unlike most Anglo missions, the Hispanic Mission of Buies Creek will not be able to 
stand on its own anytime in the near future. When 95 percent of a congregation is 
migratory, this presents a problem in raising enough money to keep the ministry 
going. Sure, some churches members tithe, but it does not come dose to the amount 
of money needed to run the Mission during the fiscal year I am asking for your 
continued support. Churches in the Association are making a difference with "love 
offerings". We are also going to implement a plan of talking with each church in the 
Association personally about budgeting a line item for the Mission. But since we are 
unsure about how much of an impact this will make, we need your continual support. 
It would be a tragedy to allow a ministry that is making a difference in this area to be 
destroyed due to a lack of funding. 

I would be glad to answer any questions that you might have. Feel free to contact me 
at Michael Scott Avery, PC Box 355, Coats, NC 27521 or by phone (910) 897-5360. 



^ Submitted By: Scott Avery 

Spanish Mission Events in 1996 

January; Prison Ministry- saved 1. March: Prison Ministry - saved 7. April: Easter 
Egg Hunt for the children. May: Congregation went to the NC Zoo. June: 
Congregation went to the Fantasy Lake, Baptized 3 new members. July: Double 
service with Spanish Mission from Dunn, Medscal Mobile Bus in Johnson City, 
baptized 2 new members, purchased a storage shed, started a clothing, food and 
fumiture closet for Hispanic community, held a VBS had 7-10 children participate. 
August: We had a joint service with Coats Baptist Church, congregation went to 

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Fantasy Lake, also went to Carowinds. September: Held the yearly Fiesta which 
included soccer, basketball, volleyball and fellowship, and movie night-showed a 
movie on Salvation. October: Medical Mobil Bus-Johnson City. ADDITIONAL 
PLANS FOR REMAINDER OF YEAR: November: Special Thanksgiving service. 
December: Special service with Coats Baptist Church 'Hanging of the Greens'. 

^ Si/bmrttec/ By: J. T. Mercado 



Hispanic Financial Statement for January - December 1996 

INCOME YEAR-TO-DATE 

Balance Forwarded $4,078.59 

Baptist State Convention $3,999.96 

LRBA Support $6,199.92 

LRBA Churches Contingencies Funds $3,655.64 
Offerings fronn Worship 

Services &Pastor's Offering $1 ,040.71 

Other Income $ 318.69 

FROM Payroll - SWHNC $ 240.00 

TOTALS $19,533.51 



BUDGET LINE ITEM BUDGETED Y-T-D 

200 WORLD MISSIONS 

201 Cooperative Program 120.00 

202 Little River Baptist Association 50.00 

210 LOCAL MISSIONS 

211 Local Ministries 1,000.00 1,035.78 

212 Fiesta for Migrants 200.00 183.25 

220 PERSONNEL AND PERSONNEL EXPENSES 

221 Professional Expenses To Be Reimbursed 

A. Travel Reimbursement 1,200.00 2,869.85' 

B. Convention and Cont. Ed. 

C. Professional Expense 600.00 600.00 
222 Protective Benefits 

A. Annuity Board 

B. Disability Insurance 

C. Hospitalization 
223 Basic Income 

A. Cash Salary 6,500.00 6,499.92 

B. Housing and Utilities 1,200.00 1,200.00 

230 ORGAINZATIONAL EXPENSE 

231 Bible Study Materials and Worship Aids 

500.00 500.00 



240 BUILDING OPERATIONS 






241 Utilities 


800.00 


1,040.43 


242 Insurance 


400.00 




243 Maintenance 


300.00 


243.68 


244 Office Supply 


200.00 


937.46* 


250 MISCELLANEOUS 






251 Miscellaneous Expenses 


100.00 


1,324.78* 


TOTALS 


$13,170.00 


$16,499.15 



Special Note: (*) These items have been approved by the proper committees and 
treasurer. 

$19,533.51 - $16,499.15 = $3,034.36 Checkbook balance as of December 31, 1996. 



Moderator and Executive Committee Report 

This year of 1996 has been characterized by many important mission endeavors, and 
as one of transition. Thanks to the outstanding work of the DOM Search Committee, 
the call was extended to Reverend Daniel M. Deaton, pastor of Friendship Baptist, to 
come as our new Director of Missions. He accepted the call and reported to his new 
position in February 1996. He came on board fast and has been moving rapidly 
foHA/ard in getting the Associational work organized and numerous mission projects 
on track. With his vision for the future, care-giving to pastors, support of the various 
committees, visitation and support of churches, and preliminary work in getting two 
missions ready for start up, I can only see good things ahead for LRBA. Under his 
leadership and with your cooperation God is ready to do great things in and through 
us together. 

This is the last year of our involvement in the New York Partnership on a formal basis, 
though individual churches may choose to continue informally in support of the 
Adirondack Baptist Association. A number of our churches have sent adult and youth 
groups for work and ministry projects, such as back-yard Bible schools, preaching, 
painting and work on church buildings. And, groups from the Adirondack Baptist 
Association came to a number of our churches to conduct the weekend studies from 
Experiencing God. 

Once again there was a flurry of activity getting ready for, receiving and caring for the 
30 children who came in the Belarussian Children Project. Without exception the 
reports from churches and host families were very positive. We owe a debt of 
gratitude to the Belarussian Steering Committee, ably led by Bill Tomlinson, and those 
churches and families who participated either as hosts or through generous giving. 
And, our sincere thanks to doctors, dentists, nurses and others who gave their time 
and professional assistance to these <:hildren. It was a blessing indeed! And, plans 
are already underway to do it again. 

The Hispanic Mission has been doing some significant ministries in their efforts to 
reach the transient famri laborers, and other more permanent Hispanic families. J. T. 
Mercado, the pastor, is bi-vocational, and doing a great job. I hope you will call on 
some of the willing Council members to come to your church to familiarize you with 



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the ministry they are performing. They deeply appreciate the volunteers who assist, 
your contributions and prayers. 

During the year the Association voted to participate in the South Africa Partnership 
sponsored by the North Carolina Baptist Convention. The Association sent Reverend 
Grover Blackbum, pastor of Angier Baptist, on an orientation and information 
gathering visit to South Africa. He will wort< as chairperson of the steering committee, 
and provide assistance to churches participating in the Partnership. 

A number of our pastors have been called to other churches outside of the 
Association during this year, and we have had new pastors to come into the 
Association during the year as well. From all reports they have been well received 
by the churches to which they were called. These new pastors will be introduced at 
the Annual Association Meeting in October. 

The Executive Committee has been meeting on a quarteriy basis, with an extra 
meeting here and there to take care of business. For the general Officers, and those 
who participated in the Associational Council and Executive Committee, and for the 
very successful work of the ASSISTeam, and work of the various committees, I can 
only express, on behalf of the Association, our deepest gratitude. 

At the Annual meeting 1 will complete my two years as Moderator. My deepest thanks 
to you for your support and prayers. 

Submitted By: Max Eller, Moderator 



North Carolina Baptist Foundation, Inc. 
1995 Annual Report 

The mission of the North Carolina Baptist Foundation since its inception in 1920 has 
been to assist the Convention and its institutions and agencies in generating 
endowment to enhance their permanent financial support. The uniqueness of the 
ministries and services provided by the institutions and General Board staff merits 
increased individual collective financial support. The Baptist Foundation is committed 
to assisting individual church members through creative stewardship methods to 
provide financial undergirding of these ministries. 

As of December 31, 1995, the Foundation held $55,608,452 under management. In 
1995, $3,144,471 was distributed to Baptist work and $1,125,383 was distributed to 
individuals for a total distribution of $4,269,854. 

The income distributions for the entire 76 year history of the NC Baptist Foundation 
totals: $9,673,682 income paid to individuals and $13,458,579 to Baptist churches, 
institutions and mission causes for a grand historical total of $23,132,261. 

Submitted By: E^w'm Coates 

The Little River Baptist Association is now in a very unique position. The North 



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Carolina Baptist Foundation has supplied manpower to give extensive help to two of 
the eighty associations in North Carolina. Little River Baptist Association has been 
selected as one of these two. 

By being in this special position, our Association will be able to receive extra time 
from the NCBF. The Foundation will work with some of our senior citizen groups to 
show how we can convert assets that are not producing much current income into: 

1). Income for now. 2). Income for our heirs. 

3). A tax saving for now. 4). And ultimately a gift to the Lord's work 

that will continue until He returns. 

Every church in our Association should take advantage of this opportunity. It can be 
meaningful: 1) to the individual, 2) to the church, 3) to the Association. The first 
churches to ask for Mr. Overby's time will be among the first to have his services. 
Opportunity for his time can be set with Reverend Dan Deaton. 

Submitted By: Dr. Bruce Blackmon 



The North Carolina Baptist {Hospitals, inc. 
Hospital Highlights for 1996 

Division of Pastoral Care - During this year the 18 to 40 Chaplains present at 
various times at the Hospital made over 55,000 pastoral contacts. As of July 1 , 1996, 
the counseling centers will be called CareNet, Inc., of The North Carolina Baptist 
Hospitals, Inc.. Over 26,000 hours of counseling were provided through the eleven 
centers across the state of North Carolina. Two additional centers will open in the fall 
of this year. The Center for Congregational Health has, since inception in 1992, 
provided ministry at some level to over 225 North Carolina Baptist Churches. Mission 
dollars from the Cooperative Program enabled the above ministries to be carried out 
and to touch thousands of lives. 

Baptist Benevolent Care Fund - North Carolina Baptists joined us in a mutual 
mission through the Mother's Day Offering. We channeled every penny of the MDO, 
which amounted to $461,467, to help patients who had no health-care insurance and 
no financial means to pay their hospital bills. We are grateful to everyone who made 
this ministry possible. 

Points of Emphasis and Progress - Financial Stewardship : The Medical Center is 
constantly seeking ways to lighten the financial burden of those who are ill. Recently 
the room rates were reduced by $50 per day. Aegis: This is an alliance of primary- 
care clinicians who serve patients regardless of their medical plans or HMO/PPO 
affiliation. "Aegis" means protection or sponsorship: Aegis Family Health Centers is 
a network of primary care physicians affiliated with The Medical Center. It now has 
33 providers in 10 practice sites. QualChoice of North Canplina: QualChoice is The 
Medical Center's managed care company. Eighteen months old, it serves 
approximately 30,500 enrollees, giving quality health-care and patient/physician 
choice. Regional integrated Information Network: RIDS is a regional computer 
network now in the pilot phases. The network allows providers in the region to 
exchange patient information electronically, saving time and money. RIDS is a plan 

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which assists communities in our service area to develop a coordinated continuum 
of care. In this plan, primary care physicians, community hospitals, nursing homes 
and other patient care providers link their services with those of The Medical Center. 
The desired outcome is improved patient care and cost-effective services. The J. 
Paul Sticht Center on Aalna: The Center devotes itself to the special problems of 
older adults. When the center moves to its new home in 1996, its services will not 
only provide specialized health care but will also include a day care program for the 
elderly that will serve as a link between hospital and home, helping to reduce rates 
of rehospltalization and premature placement in nursing homes. 

A Closing Word - Since its founding in 1922, the Hospital has taken pride in our 
ministry of service. In doing so, we seek to make tomorrow's patient care and 
tomorrow's workplace constantly better. That has been our mission historically, and 
it continues to this day. I firmly believe that our best lies yet ahead, and I am 
committed to that reality. 

Sub/n/tted By: Roger Johnson 



Place and Preacher Committee Report 

1997 Monday, October 27 will be held at HiHmon Grove Baptist Church in 
Cameron. 

" Tuesday, October 28 will be held at Lillington Baptist Church in Lillington. 
Annual Sermon By: Reverend Russell Blackmon, 
Pastor of Swann's Station ^ , 

1998 Monday, October 26 will be held at Holly Springs 
Baptist Church \r\ Broadway. i" 
Tuesday, October 27 will be held at Coats Baptist 
Church in Coats. 

1999 Monday, October 25 will be held at New Hope Baptist 
Church in Spring Lake. 

Tuesday, October 26 will be held at Rawls Baptist 
Church in Fuquay-Varina. 

2000 Monday, October 25 will be held at North Clinton 
Avenue Baptist Church in Dunn. 

Tuesday, October 24 will be held at Harmony 
Baptist Church m Bunn\eve\. 



WMU Annual Report for 1996 

It has been an exciting time to be in WMU this past year. We have been leaming new 
names and new titles for some of our organizations and officers; but most importantly, 
we have been leaming new ways of doing and supporting missions. It has been 
challenging to truly "RISK THE JOURNEY" in becoming more personally Involved 

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in winning a lost world to Christ. 

A major emphasis in all WMU's has been to become more informed about the AIDS 
issue, and more involved in Christian Ministry to those who suffer from this terrible 
disease. Many of the churches showed a film provided from the Baptist Aids 
Partnership of NC, and had special emphasis in their churches. The speaker for our 
annual meeting was Reverend Eric Raddatz, of the BAPNC, who certainly challenged 
each person there; and a special offering was taken to support his ministry. As a 
result of these emphases we certainly have a better awareness of the heartaches and 
problems of ail who are touched by the AIDS epidemic. 

Our girls and our ladies gave abundantly to provide soap and shampoo to inmates of 
the NC Women's Prison; to provide personal items kits for migrant children; and to 
send bags of personal and medical items back with children from Belarus. Each time 
the Associational office was full and overflowing! 

Excellent attendance and participation in our training sessions, in our Baptist 
Women's Day of Prayer, in the Pastor's Appreciation Banquet, in our Annual Prayer 
Retreat, and in special events for the girls and children, has certainly strengthened 
our growth, our fellowship, our giving, our praying, our Ministries, and our total 
involvement. 

There is still much to be done. Currently, 33 of our churches have at least one WMU 
organization, but our goal is that each church would have this vital ministry. The 
emphasis for 1996-97 is Child Advocacy and the Leadership Team is making plans 
to lead our women to reach out and touch the lives of children in our area because 
so many children are hurting, with overwhelming needs. 

Every Christian is called to be on mission for Christ, and that tmly is our goal and 
desire as members of WMU in the Little River Baptist Association. 

Submitted By: Dorothy Barham 

World Missions Report 1996 

World Missions begins at our front door. As we seek to witness and win the people 
who are lost in our community, in our city, in our state. The Home Mission Board 
seeks to extend our witness to the other forty-nine states of the United States. With 
national offices in the Atlanta area, the HMB's purpose is to serve Southem Baptists 
by assisting churches to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Chnst, start and grow New 
Testament congregations, and minister to people in the name of Christ. 

As of December 31, 1995, there were 4,857 mission personnel serving in the United 
States, the Caribbean, Guam, American Samoa, and Canada. The HMB also has 
endorsed more than 2,400 chaplains wno are serving in health care agencies, 
institutions, businesses, the military and pastoral-care roles. Nearly 2,300 Mission 
Service Corps volunteers are serving in home mission fields. During the year there 
were 1,458 church starts, the second highest number in 10 years. Southem Baptist 
churches baptized 393,81 1 people in 1995. an increase of neariy 15,000 over 1994. 

Approximately half of the HMB's support comes from the annual Annie Armstrong 

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Offering for Home Missions, in 1995 gifts to the offering totaled $38,908,339, the 
largest in HMB history. One hundred percent of the offering goes to support the work 
of home missionaries in the field. The 1996 Annie Armstrong Offering goal was $42 
million. Final giving figures on this offering will not be available until the end of the 
1996 fiscal year. 

Other highlights from 1995 include: Home Missionaries in the Lanuage Division 
worked among 106 ethnic groups and 98 American Indian Tribes, using 106 
languages and dialects, in addition to sign language. 

Volunteers continue to serve in record numbers and represent more than $100 million 
in value to the HMB. In 1995 more than 70,000 persons served as volunteers. 
Mission Service Corps missionaries, numbering 2,193, represent a cadre of 
committed people responding to God's call to be personally involved in home 
missions. They were responsible for leading more than 5,600 people to Christ; 

The Home Mission Intercessory Prayeriine received 82,000 calls in 1995. Missionary 
prayer requests were given in more than 178,000 English and Spanish PrayerGrams. 

As the Foreign Mission Board focuses on fulfilling the Great Commission, barriers to 
the Last Frontier are breaking down. Doors of opportunity are being opened for 
missionaries to share an evangelistic witness that would not have been thought of a 
short time ago. The Foreign Mission Board is leading Southem Baptists to join God 
in His mission as more than 4,100 missionaries are being supported in more than 130 
countries around the worid. God is blessing our obedience with an unprecedented 
harvest, reflected in 287.806 people baptized overseas last year and 2,612 new 
churches started. 

Yet there remains much to be done. More than 2,000 ethnolinguistic groups have yet 
to hear the gospel. The following is a thumbnail sketch of the blessings of God on the 
Foreign Mission Board's efforts in 1995: 

A record number of newly constituted churches - 2,612. 

Record number of total churches overseas - 39,073. 

Total number of members among conventions and unions overseas - 4.1 1 million. 

Total number of baptisms overseas - 287,806. Member-to-baptism ratio overseas 14- 

to-1. (Member-to-baptism percentage in the U. S. 40-to-1). 

Number of countries served by missionaries - 131 . Total number of new missionaries 
appointed - 544. Total number of missionaries serving overseas - 4,129. 

Record amount of Lottie Moon Christmas Offering - $85.9 million. Total dollars 
appropriated for human needs - $3.85 million. 

New churches among the least - reached peoples - 6,548. Number of new cities 
opened to the gospel - 528. Number of new people groups reached with the gospel - 
41. Number of culture groups in the Last Frontier- 2,161. 

Number of Southem Baptists in short-term volunteer wori< - over 15,000. Record 
number of Bible schools and seminaries - 395. (A 136% increase). 

Increase in enrollment in Bible teaching ministries overseas 11%. Increase in 

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enrollment in discipleship programs overseas - 74%. 
coming from overseas affiliates - 44%. Increaj 
overseas affiliates - 87%. 



Increase in home missionaries 
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With the fields ready for harvest in both traditional missionary lands as well as new 
countries of the Last Frontier, the future for missions shines brightly. People who 
formerly were thought to be unresponsive have astounded many with their openness 
to embrace the Light of the World. The Foreign Mission Board finds itself in the most 
privileged position of sharing the Light from pole to pole. 

Submitted By: Vivian Simpson 



1996 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL REPORT 



Churches Profc 


jssior 


is Enroll Avq. Att. 


Offering 


Achievement 


Angier 


2 


245 


201 


$267.00 


Standard 


Antioch 




260 


202 


$616.43 


Standard 


Baptist Grove 




111 


106 


$357.12 


Standard 


Broadway 




81 


70 




Standard 


Buies Creek 


4 


112 


96 


$135.00 


Standard 


Chalybeate Sp 


8 


100 


96 


$61.54 


Standard 


Coats 




125 


84 


$145.53 


Standard 


Crossroads 




9 


9 






Dunn First 




123 


89 


$162.46 




Dunn Second 




14 


24 




Standard 


Erwin First 




48 


62 


$21.62 


Standard 


Faith 




75 


55 




Standard 


Fellowship 


36 


236 


146 


$257.28 


Advanced 


Flatwoods 




58 


39 


$158.36 


Standard 


Friendship 




44 


39 


$ 80.00 




Gourd Springs 


1 


159 


125 


$ 18.00 




Hillmon Grove 


5 


295 


208 


$298.00 


Standard 


Holly Springs 




173 


166 


$196.32 


Standard 


Kennebec 




143 


115 


$138.50 


Standard 


Lillington 


1 


68 


60 




Backyard Club 


Lillington 


1 


137 


96 


$ 87.00 




Memorial 


2 


140 


120 






Neiil's Creek 




115 


79 


$127.73 




Neill's Creek 




15 


15 






New Hope 




105 


94 


$178.13 




North Clinton 




95 


89 


$ 48.80 


Advanced 


North Clinton 




6 


6 




Backyard Club 


Oak Grove 




37 


29 


$115.07 


Standard 


Pleasant Memory 


66 


60 


$ 60.00 




Swanns Station 




116 








Trinity 




71 


71 




Standard 



64 



Westfield 


30 


20 


Backyard Club 


Westfield 


98 


78 


$80.00 


TOTALS 60 


3395 


2865 


$3,609.00 


There were 29 out of the 41 churches who conducted 


a Vacation Bible School this 


year. 










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The 1996 Annual 

of the 

Little River Baptist Association 

is concluded with 

the following statistical tables 

for your further information 

and reference. 



Table A - Church Membership 

Table B - Sunday School 

Table C - Discipleship Training 

Table D - Music Ministry 

Table E - Woman's Missionary Union 

Table F - Brotherhood 

Table G - Total Receipts, Expenditures 

And Stewardship 
Table H - Mission Expenditures 
Table I - Special Information 



72 



MEMBERSHIP AND OTHER INFORMATION 



ASSOCIATION 

LITTLE RIVER BAPT ASSN 



STATE 

North Carolina 



1-Year Organized 

2-Year Pastor Came 

3 -Church Location Code 

1-Open Country Medium City 
2-Village 5-Downtown 
3 -Town 6-Neighborhood 

4-Small City 7-Suburbs 

4-Racial/Ethnic Group (1-28) 

5-TOTAL BAPTISMS 
a-Baptisms Under 6 
b-Baptisms Age 6-8 
c-Baptisms Age 9-11 



Large City 
8 -Downtown 
9 -Ne ighborhood 
0-Suburbs 



Church 



County 



5a 



5b 



5c 



ANDERSON CREEK COMM HARNETT 

ANGIER HARNETT 1883 1994 

ANTIOCH HARNETT 1883 1980 

BAPTIST CHAPEL CH HARNETT 

BAPTIST GROVE HARNETT 1875 1995 



01 
01 



01 




18 
11 


18 



BROADWAY 


LEE 


1924 


1990 


3 


01 


6 





2 


1 


BUIES CREEK FIRST 


HARNETT 


1875 


1995 


3 


01 


3 








2 


CALVARY ' 


HARNETT 


1974 


1991 


1 


01 


6 











Chalybeate Springs B 


Harnett 


1872 




1 


01 














COATS 


HARNETT 


1910 


1991 


3 


01 


6 





1 





CRESTVIEW 




1965 


1995 


1 


01 














CROSSROADS 


Harnett 


1990 




2 


01 


7 


1 


2 


4 


DUNCAN 


HARNETT 


1948 


1993 


2 


01 


2 











DUNN FIRST 


HARNETT 


1885 


1991 


5 


01 


16 





2 


5 


DUNN SECOND 


HARNETT 


1941 


1996 


6 


01 


1 








1 


EAST ERWIN 


HARNETT 


1938 


1995 


3 


01 


4 











ERWIN FIRST 


HARNETT 


1903 


1989 


3 


01 


3 








1 


FAITH 


HARNETT 


1979 


1994 


1 


01 


10 





2 


2 


FELLOWSHIP 


HARNETT 


1969 


1987 


4 


01 


18 


2 


5 


3 


FLATWOODS COMM 


HARNETT 






















FRIENDSHIP 


HARNETT 


1832 




2 


01 


10 








2 


GOURD SPRINGS 


HARNETT 


1952 


1993 


1 


01 


11 











HARMONY 


HARNETT 


1934 


1995 


1 


01 


7 





2 


1 


HILLMON GROVE BAPTIS 


Harnett 


1952 


1992 


1 


01 


26 





1 





HOLLY SPRINGS 


HARNETT 


1874 




1 


01 


8 


1 


2 


2 



KENNEBEC WAKE 1915 1990 1 01 9 2 

Lillington Baptist C Harnett 1870 1995 3 01 13 3 4 



73 



MEMBERSHIP AND OTHER INFORMATION 



ASSOCIATION 
LITTLE RIVER 



BAPT ASSN 



STATE 

North Carolina 



1-Year Organized 

2-Year Pastor Came 

3-Church Location Code 

1-Open Country Medium City 
2-Village 5-Downtown 
3 -Town 6-Neighborhood 

4-Small City 7-Suburbs 

4-Racial/Ethnic Group (1-28) 

5 -TOTAL BAPTISMS 
a-Baptisms Under 6 
b-Baptisms Age 6-8 
c-Baptisms Age 9-11 



Large City 
8 -Downtown 
9-Neighborhood 
-Suburbs 



Church 



County 



5a 



5b 



5c 



MACEDONIA 




HARNETT 


1880 


1984 


1 


01 


11 











MEMORIAL 




HARNETT 


1968 


1986 


3 


01 


9 





1 


2 


MISION HISPANA 






1994 


1994 


2 


03 


5 











NEILL'S CREEK 




WAKE 


1780 




1 


01 


12 





1 





New Hope Baptist 


Chu 


Harnett 


1988 


1995 


1 


01 


12 





2 


1 


NORTH CLINTON AVENUE 


HARNETT 


1958 


1990 


4 


01 


4 











OAK GROVE 




HARNETT 


1913 


1989 


1 


01 


4 











PINEY GROVE CHAPEL 


HARNETT 


1954 


1994 


1 


01 


9 











PLEASANT MEMORY 




HARNETT 


1933 


1995 


1 


01 














RAWLS 




HARNETT 


1913 


1990 


1 


01 


3 





1 


1 


S ERWIN 


























SWANNS STATION 




LEE 


1871 


1988 


2 




3 








1 


TRINITY 




HARNETT 


1981 


1994 


3 


01 


21 





3 


4 


WESTFIELD 




HARNETT 


1964 


1995 


4 


01 


4 








1 


TOTALS 














310 


4 


35 


45 



74 



For 1995-96 Associational Year 



d-Baptisms Age 12-17 
e-Baptisms Age 18-29 
f-Baptisms Age 30-59 
g-Baptisms Age 60 & Up 

6-College Student Baptisms 

7-Other Additions 

8-Members Lost 

9-Total Membership 
a-Resident Members 
b-Nonresident Members 

10-New Member Training 



5d 5e 5f 5g 6 7 8 9 9a 9b 10 



0000000 00 

4 3 5 15 12 683 536 147 18 

2 2 3 1 2 12 808 616 192 

0000000 00 

1 4 11 1 2 9 4 342 325 17 25 

12 2 5 201 169 32 

1 9 55 440 272 168 

4 '0 2 7 1 209 150 59 

14 452 301 151 

1 1 2 1 1 20 14 836 710 126 20 

0000045 52 00 

2 10 108 97 11 

110 3 5 195 184 11 

5 2 2 22 18 978 566 412 18 
4 1 154 122 32 

2 110 8 4 369 286 83 

1 1 7 10 578 388 190 

4 1 1 10 101 45 56 

14 3 19 4 257 211 46 10 

0000000 00 

3 1 4 10 8 320 206 114 

1 5 3 2 14 2 427 300 127 14 

4 22 10 251 187 64 12 
10 5 6 4 30 6 562 342 220 15 

1 1 1 .1 19 3 725 627 98 

3 2 2 8 3 579 479 100 12 

1 2 3 24 14 612 420 192 13 



75 



CHURCH PROFILE DIGEST 



ASSOCIATION 

LITTLE RIVER BAPT AS 

STATE 

North Carolina 



5-Total Baptisms 

7-Other Additions 

9-Total Membership 
11-Total Sunday School Enrollment 
17-Vacation Bible School 
19+20-Total Discipleship Training Enrollment/Part. 
22-Total Music Ministry Enrollment 



Church 


5 


7 


9 



11 



17 



19+20 


22 


ANDERSON CREEK COMM 














ANGIER 


18 


15 


683 


401 


283 


103 


92 


ANTIOCH 


11 


2 


808 


418 


260 


78 


116 


BAPTIST CHAPEL CH 























BAPTIST GROVE 


18 


9 


342 


253 


145 





78 


BROADWAY 


6 


2 


201 


140 


85 


68 


64 


BUIES CREEK FIRST 


3 


9 


440 


226 


112 


68 


104 


CALVARY 


6 


7 


209 


78 


60 


30 


31 


Chalybeate Springs B 








452 


247 


72 


64 


44 


COATS 


6 


20 


836 


514 


125 


100 


123 


CRESTVIEW 





4 


52 


61 








22 


CROSSROADS 


7 


2 


108 


83 





71 


24 


DUNCAN 


2 


3 


195 


100 


75 





30 


DUNN FIRST 


16 


22 


978 


517 


123 


115 


129 


DUNN SECOND 


1 


4 


154 


89 


18 


26 


23 


EAST ERWIN 


4 


8 


369 


112 








32 


ERWIN FIRST 


3 


7 


578 


173 


48 





56 


FAITH 


10 





101 


44 


75 





46 


FELLOWSHIP 


18 


9 


257 


177 


236 


79 


85 


FLATWOODS COMM 























FRIENDSHIP 


10 


10 


320 


138 


59 


35 


38 


GOURD SPRINGS 


11 


14 


427 


227 


159 


20 


46 


HARMONY 


7 


22 


251 


118 


45 


82 


28 


HILLMON GROVE BAPTIS 


26 


30 


562 


337 


295 


129 


75 


HOLLY SPRINGS 


8 


19 


725 


391 


173 


198 


115 


KENNEBEC 


9 


8 


579 


330 


111 


12 


44 


Lillington Baptist C 


13 


24 


612 


367 


137 


161 


83 


Mii.CEDONIA 


11 


11 


201 


174 





145 


47 


MEMORIAL 


9 


21 


450 


354 


155 


184 


106 


MISION HISPANA 


5 


b 


1 















76 



CHURCH PROFILE DIGEST 



ASSOCIATION 

LITTLE RIVER BAPT AS 

STATE 

North Carolina 



5-Total Baptisms 

7-Other Additions 

9-Total Membership 
11-Total Sunday School Enrollment 
17-Vacation Bible School 
19+20-Total Discipleship Training Enrollment/Part, 
22-Total Music Ministry Enrollment 



Church 


5 


7 


9 


11 
323 


17 
120 


19+20 



22 


NEILL'S CREEK 


12 


28 


444 


50 


New Hope Baptist Chu 


12 


16 


181 


125 


105 





61 


NORTH CLINTON AVENUE 


4 


9 


310 


117 


89 


26 


18 


OAK GROVE 


4 


2 


368 


98 


49 


26 


53 


PINEY GROVE CHAPEL 


9 


3 


334 


132 


108 


15 


27 



PLEASANT MEMORY 
RAWLS 
S ERWIN 

SWANNS STATION 
TRINITY 




3 

3 
21 



3 
7 

4 
13 



95 

235 



350 

210 



83 

93 



170 
117 



66 

32 



126 

71 









10 

53 



38 
33 

74 
34 



WESTFIELD 
TOTALS 



4 10 
310 377 



283 
13710 



162 98 
7489 3715 



49 
1947 



55 
2124 



77 



For 1995-96 Associational Year 



23-Total WMU Enrollment 
24+26+27+28-Total Brotherhood Enrollment/Participation 
31-Total Receipts 
37-Total SBC Mission Expenditures 

3 8-Cooperative Program ' 
39-Associational Missions 

4 4 -Value Church Property 

4 6-Church Debt 



23 



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28 


199240 


28753 


2000 


1000 


750000 







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43 


103317 


7321 


5820 


1500 


806000 


23320 




71 


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2175 


100400 







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4077 


3200 


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18 


118239 


17820 


9542 


2980 


1140 







118 


215 


502745 


51542 


37338 


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1195000 







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104 


102 


352168 


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28737 




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178766 


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78 



DISCIPLESHIP TRAINING INFORMATION 



ASSOCIATION 

LITTLE RIVER BAPT ASSN 



STATE 

North Carolina 



19-TOTAL ONGOING DISCIPLESHIP TRAINING 
a-Ongoing Preschool B-5 
b-Ongoing Children 6-11 
c-Ongoing Youth 12-17 
d-Ongoing Adults 18 & Up 
e-General Officers 



Church 



19 



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19c 



19d 



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COMM 




















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72 


2 


20 


25 


20 


5 


ANTIOCH 




54 





30 


21 





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CH 

















. 


BAPTIST GROVE 



















' 


BROADWAY 




68 


13 


19 


12 


22 


o 


BUIES CREEK FIRST 


68 





15 


10 


15 


3., . 


CALVARY 




30 








11 


17 


.12 : 


Chalybeate Springs B 


29 








7 


20 


J"-'-. 


COATS 




50 








50 





" 


CRESTVIEW 






















CROSSROADS 




18 


15 











3 


DUNCAN 






















DUNN FIRST 






















DUNN SECOND 






















EAST ERWIN 






















ERWIN FIRST 






















FAITH 






















FELLOWSHIP 




58 


6 


26 


9 


14 


3 


FLATWOODS COMM 






















FRIENDSHIP 




35 











34 


1 


GOURD SPRINGS 




20 








7 


12 


1 


HARMONY 




47 





8 


5 


34 





HILLMON GROVE BAPT IS 


78 


11 


14 


30 


20 


3 


HOLLY SPRINGS 




68 


24 


16 


25 





3 


KENNEBEC 






















Lillington Baptist C 




















MACEDONIA 




50 











45 


5 


MEMORIAL 




162 


9 


44 


34 


70 


5 


MIS ION HISPANA 



















b 



NEILL'S CREEK 



79 



DISCIPLESHIP TRAINING INFORMATION 



ASSOCIATION 

LITTLE RIVER BAPT ASSN 

STATE 

North Carolina 



19-TOTAL ONGOING DISCIPLESHIP TRAINING 
a-Ongoing Preschool B-5 
b-Ongoing Children 6-11 
c-Ongoing Youth 12-17 
d-Ongoing Adults 18 & Up 
e-General Officers 



Church 


19 


19a 


19b 


19c 


19d 


19e 


New Hope Baptist Chu 




















NORTH CLINTON AVENUE 


14 











12 


2 


OAK GROVE 


26 


4 


22 











PINEY GROVE CHAPEL 




















PLEASANT MEMORY 




















RAWLS 




















S ERWIN 




















SWANNS STATION 


2 














2 


TRINITY 


42 








9 


31 


2 


WESTFIELD 


33 





10 


20 





3 










=========: 









TOTALS 



1024 



84 



224 



275 



366 



50 



80 



For 1995-96 Associational Year 



2 0-TOTAL SHORT-TERM DISCIPLESHIP TRAINING 

a-Short-Term Preschool 

b-Short-Term Children 

c-Short-Term Youth 

d-Short-Term Adults 
19+2 0-TOTAL DT ENROLLMENT/ PARTICIPATION 
21-TeainKid Clubs 



20 20a 20b 20c 20d 19+20 21 





31 2 4 10 15 103 

24 24 78 





68 

68 25 

30 

35 8 7 20 64 8 

50 20 30 100 



53 53 71 



115 20 50 45 115 

26 26 26 

GO 





21 6 7 8 79 


35 

20 

35 12 3 20 82 

51 4 25 22 129 
130 14 8 108 198 

12 12 12 32 

161 9 28 27 97 161 

95 15 80 145 

22 7 15 184 




81 



For 1995-96 Associational Year 



2 0-TOTAL SHORT-TERM DISCIPLESHIP TRAINING 

a-Short-Term Preschool 

b-Short-Term Children 

c-Short-Term Youth 

d-Short-Term Adults 
19+20 -TOTAL DT ENROLLMENT/ PARTI CI RATI ON 
21-TeaitiKid Clubs 



20 20a 20b 20c 20d 19+20 21 
























12 











12 


26 




















26 





15 











15 


15 




































































8 











8 


10 





11 





6 


5 





53 





16 











16 


49 






923 19 101 177 626 1947 65 



82 



MUSIC MINISTRY INFORMATION 



ASSOCIATION 

LITTLE RIVER BAPT ASSN 

STATE 

North Carolina 



2 2 -TOTAL MUSIC MINISTRY ENROLLMENT 
a-Preschool 3 Years 
b-Preschool 4-5 Years 
c-Children 6-8 Years 
d-Children 9-11 Years 
e-Youth 12-17 Years 



Church 



22 



22a 



22b 



22c 



22d 



22e 



ANDERSON CREEK COMM 

ANGIER 

AInITIOCH 

BAPTIST CHAPEL CH 

BAPTIST GROVE 



NEILL'S CREEK 

New Hope Baptist Chu 




92 

116 


78 





11 
12 



10 



50 
61 



10 






12 

13 







10 
8 




14 
12 


10 



4 
14 





15 

12 



12 



BROADWAY 


64 


4 


6 


6 


5 





BUIES CREEK FIRST 


104 


4 


2 


9 


18 


7 


CALVARY 


31 














12 


Chalybeate Springs B 


44 

















COATS 


123 





8 


12 


23 


2 


CRESTVIEW 


22 





1 








1 


CROSSROADS 


24 








2 


3 





DUNCAN 


30 








4 


6 





DUNN FIRST 


129 


5 


8 


18 


12 


15 


DUNN SECOND 


23 

















EAST ERWIN 


32 














2 


ERWIN FIRST 


56 


2 


6 


10 


10 





FAITH 


46 

















FELLOWSHIP 


85 


4 


7 


11 


8 


8 


FLATWOODS COMM 




















FRIENDSHIP 


38 





1 





7 





GOURD SPRINGS 


46 

















HARMONY 


28 


2 





10 


2 





HILLMON GROVE BAPTIS 


75 








10 


12 


25 


HOLLY SPRINGS 


115 


17 


12 








24 


KENNEBEC 


44 


7 


9 











Lillington Baptist C 


83 





8 


12 


8 


12 


MACEDONIA 


47 


5 


5 


10 


5 





MEMORIAL 


106 


4 


10 


21 


12 





MISION HISPANA 





















83 



MUSIC MINISTRY INFORMATION 



ASSOCIATION 

LITTLE RIVER BAPT ASSN 

STATE 

North Carolina 



2 2 -TOTAL MUSIC MINISTRY ENROLLMENT 
a-Preschool 3 Years 
b-Preschool 4-5 Years 
c-Children 6-8 Years 
d-Children 9-11 Years 
e-Youth 12-17 Years 



Church 



22 



22a 



22b 



22c 



22d 



22e 



NORTH CLINTON AVENUE 


18 

















OAK GROVE 


53 





4 


7 








PINEY GROVE CHAPEL 


27 

















PLEASANT MEMORY 


38 

















RAWLS 


33 





2 


5 


5 


8 


S ERWIN 




















SWANNS STATION 


74 





4 


8 


4 


12 


TRINITY 


34 











4 


5 


WESTFIELD 


55 


6 


5 


6 


6 





TOTALS 


2124 


63 


141 


204 


204 


177 



84 



For 1995-96 Associational Year 



f-Adult Choir 18 & Up 

g-Separate Senior Adult Choir 

h-Handbells 

i-Vocal Ensembles 

j -Instrumental Ensembles 



22f 22g 22h 22i 22j 





30 8 2 

30 21 13 



32 14 

23 12 8 

25 12 23 4 

15 4 

32 12 

27 30 16 5 

13 5 2 
9 5 5 

14 ' 4 
25 30 10 6 

17 6 

30 

28 
32 14 

31 16 


25 5 

37 9 

14 

25 . 3 

40 22 

28 
25 12 6 
22 
37 10 12 



25 

29 6 



85 



For 1995-96 Associational Year 



22f 22g 22h 



f-Adult Choir 18 & Up 

g-Separate Senior Adult Choir 

h-Handbells 

i-Vocal Ensembles 

j -Instrumental Ensembles 



22i 22j 



18 



















20 


16 





6 


27 
2^ 



16 










12 








1 




32 











8 



6 
2 






20 








3 




18 





10 


4 







======; 


=========: 


— 






889 


44 


131 


237 


32 


====================== 



86 



WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION AND BROTHERHOOD INFORMATION 



ASSOCIATION 

LITTLE RIVER BAPT ASSN 



STATE 

North Carolina 



2 3 -TOTAL WMU ENROLLMENT 
a-Mission Friends 
b-Girls in Action 6-11 Years 
c-Acteens 12-17 Years 
d-Women on Mission 
e~WMU Leadership Team 
f-Children in Action 
g-Youth on Mission 
h-Adults on Mission 



Church 




23 


23a 


23b 


23c 


23d 


23e 


23f 


23g 


23h 


ANDERSON CREEK 


COMM 





























ANGIER 




52 





10 





40 


2 











ANTIOCH 




54 


9 


15 


5 


20 


5 











BAPTIST CHAPEL 


CH 





























BAPTIST GROVE 




41 


10 


7 


5 


13 


6 











BROADWAY 




50 


18 


5 


5 


17 


5 











BUIES CREEK FIRST 


71 


8 


22 





38 


3 











CALVARY 




21 











3 














Chalybeate Springs B 


25 











22 


3 











COATS 




118 


12 


23 


38 


38 


7 











CRESTVIEW 




19 











15 


4 











CROSSROADS 































DUNCAN 




15 


2 


2 


3 

















DUNN FIRST 




104 


12 


12 





74 


6 











DUNN SECOND 




18 











18 














EAST ERWIN 




30 











30 














ERWIN FIRST 




71 


5 


7 








6 








53 


FAITH 




6 














2 











FELLOWSHIP 































FLATWOODS COMM 































FRIENDSHIP 




25 














25 











GOURD SPRINGS 




68 


11 


26 





13 


3 





15 





HARMONY 




58 


17 


13 


5 


21 


2 











HILLMON GROVE BAPTIS 


67 


11 


11 





20 


9 





16 





HOLLY SPRINGS 




132 


23 


15 


14 


71 


9 











KENNEBEC 




95 


12 


14 


10 


49 


10 











Lillington Baptist C 


77 


7 


24 


15 


25 


6 











MACEDONIA 
































87 



For 1995-96 Associational Year 



2 4 -TOTAL BROTHERHOOD ENROLLMENT 

a-Ages 6-8 

b-Ages 9-11 

c-Ages 12-17 

d-Ages 18 & Up 
2 5-EZRA Enrollment 
2 6 -World Changers 
27-Mission Projects 
28-Mission Action Groups 
24+26+27+28 Total Brotherhood Enrollment/Participation 



24 


24a 


24b 


24c 


24d 


25 


26 


27 


28 


TOTAL 
ENR/PART 
































100 











35 








40 


25 


165 


18 


5 


6 





7 





1 








19 
































28 








4 


24 














28 


32 





2 


10 


20 





1 


2 


8 


43 


32 


3 


9 





20 














32 


22 











22 














22 


12 











12 











6 


18 


90 


10 


15 


25 


40 








100 


25 


215 


8 











8 














8 


























3 


3 


18 





2 


3 


13 














18 


102 


4 


6 


57 


35 














102 
































15 











15 














15 


24 


6 


6 





12 














24 


10 











8 











2 


12 


14 








3 


11 














14 
































40 


9 


9 





22 











3 


43 


31 


3 


10 


8 


10 














31 
































51 


2 


8 


11 


30 


10 


18 


20 


2 


91 


38 





6 


8 


24 








6 


4 


48 


9 





9 




















9 


66 


3 


7 


6 


50 














66 


























1 


1 



88 



For 1995-96 Associational Year 



2 4 -TOTAL BROTHERHOOD ENROLLMENT 

a-Ages 6-8 

b-Ages 9-11 

c-Ages 12-17 

d-Ages 18 & Up 
25-EZRA Enrollment 
26-World Changers 
27-Mission Projects 
28-Mission Action Groups 
24+26+27+28 Total Brotherhood Enrollment/Participation 



24 


24a 


24b 


24c 


24d 


25 


26 


27 


28 


TOTAL 




8 


7 
















ENR/PART 


21 





6 








21 
































53 


6 


4 


5 


38 








6 


9 


68 


29 





11 





18 








4 


11 


44 






























































17 


5 


6 


6 

















17 


15 








15 

















15 


10 ' 











10 














10 
































20 








4 


16 














20 
































28 





4 


5 


19 








17 


1 


46 



953 64 127 170 525 10 20 195 100 1268 



89 



FINANCIAL INFORMATION 



ASSOCIATION 




31- 


-Total Receipts 






LITTLE RIVER 


BAPT ASSN 


32- 


-Undes ignated 


Gifts 










33- 


-Designated Gifts 






STATE 




34- 


-Total Local 


Expenditures 






North Carolir 


la 


35- 
31 


-New Construction 

32 33 






Church 


34 


35 


ANDERSON CREEK 


COMM 

















ANGIER 




537187 


240585 


296602 


479856 





ANTIOCH 




269238 


204158 


65080 


256401 





BAPTIST CHAPEL 


CH 

















BAPTIST GROVE 




199240 


168619 


30621 


135103 





BROADWAY 




103317 


97275 


6042 


95580 





BUIES CREEK FIRST 


199411 


174098 


25313 


164543 





CALVARY 




50840 


44352 


6488 


33718 





Chalybeate Springs B 


118239 


86920 


26629 


61044 





COATS 




502745 


249738 


253017 


242138 





CRESTVIEW 




14774 


12974 


1800 


14774 


500 


CROSSROADS 




385932 


67738 


308842 


357663 


194422 


DUNCAN 




70307 


70307 





44500 





DUNN FIRST 




352168 


269957 


82211 


244255 


33669 






94484 


82992 


10013 


48537 





EAST ERWIN 




22104 





1123 


13536 





ERWIN FIRST 




178766 


146688 


32098 


166115 





FAITH 




36012 


26695 


5850 


19388 





FELLOWSHIP 




129264 


91671 


4463 


120133 


24390 


FLATWOODS COMM 



















FRIENDSHIP 




123529 


98530 


24999 


87978 


6326 


GOURD SPRINGS 




113560 


81291 


32269 


102983 





HARMONY 




57141 


49423 


3848 


38759 





HILLMON GROVE BAPTIS 


169135 


132032 


26856 


147263 


728 


HOLLY SPRINGS 




278110 


212721 


65389 


200785 


33176 


KENNEBEC 




135121 


111504 


23617 


122551 





Lillington Baptist C 


315396 


254213 


61183 


202578 





MACEDONIA 




146323 


8186 


138137 


134407 





MEMORIAL 




261936 


140002 


121934 


171731 


6965 


MISION HISPANA 



















NEILL'S CREEK 




172325 


153068 


19257 


123895 





New Hope Baptist Chu 


129949 


74727 


52962 


119552 


54485 


NORTH CLINTON AVENUE 


112367 


606 


3707 


51000 





OAK GROVE 




47550 


42554 


4756 


36709 






90 



FINANCIAL INFORMATION 



ASSOCIATION 


31- 


-Total Receipts 






LITTLE RIVER BAPT 


ASSN 3 2- 


-Undesignated Gifts 








33- 


-Designated 


Gifts 






STATE 


34- 


-Total Local Expenditures 






North Carolina 


35- 


-New Construction 






Church 


31 


32 

114115 


33 
34673 


34 
162150 


35 


PINEY GROVE CHAPEL 


152543 


89644 


PLEASANT MEMORY 


38190 


31009 


7181 


30032 


662 


RAWLS 


51667 


47220 


4447 


46763 





S ERWIN 

















SWANNS STATION 


117980 


102990 


14990 


142984 


19508 


TRINITY 


71277 


62569 


8708 


40422 





WESTFIELD 


153213 


124718 


28495 


141446 





TOTALS 


5911340 


3876245 


1833600 


4601272 


464475 



91 



For 1995-96 Associational Year 



3 6-Church Literature 

4 4 -Value-Church Property 
45-Money Borrowed 

4 6-Church Debt i 



36 44 45 46 





8578 1700000 

12403 1600500 50000 88000 



16331 750000 



4212 806000 2924 23320 

3660 100400 

1200 250000 18074 

5977 1140 

6579 1195000 



476 80000 

2232 600000 

2000 450000 

13901 3300000 172024 

3931 150000 



3508 500000 30000 28737 

6949 1400000 37429 

1164 272000 

29021 400000 





3217 8000000 

5510 375000 3006 

3717 710000 

12589 705000 

11506 775000 157000 



9552 900000 

12000 2444130 

7175 430000 

7070 1000000 





3340 1500000 

12077 327500 68715 

3808 775000 

2094 497400 



92 



For 1995-96 Associational Year 



3 6-Church Literature 

4 4 -Value-Church Property 
45-Money Borrowed 

4 6-Church Debt 



36 44 45 46 



3232 


893650 








1909 


500000 








1750 


400000 




















3729 


750000 


50815 


15564 



2800 500000 50000 

3411 647000 80000 80000 



232608 35684720 213739 741869 



93 



MISSION EXPENDITURES 



ASSOCIATION 

LITTLE RIVER BAPT ASSN 



STATE 

North Carolina 



37-TOTAL SBC Mission Expenditures 
38-Cooperative Program 
39-Associational Missions 
40-State Missions 
41-Annie Armstrong Easter Offering 



Church 



37 



38 



39 



40 



41 



ANDERSON CREEK COMM 














============= 




ANGIER 


25456 


9755 


6417 


3050 


1742 


ANTIOCH 


71012 


53499 


3000 


692 


2604 


BAPTIST CHAPEL CH 

















BAPTIST GROVE 


28753 


2000 


1000 





2507 


BROADWAY 


7321 


5820 


1500 


849 


662 


BUIES CREEK FIRST 


18012 


9900 


2175 


626 


1134 


CALVARY 


4077 


3200 


800 





7 


Chalybeate Springs B 


17820 


9542 


2980 


648 


2045 


COATS 


51542 


37338 


4821 


199 


1619 


CRESTVIEW 











300 


50 


CROSSROADS 


8694 


3495 


3795 


317 


385 


DUNCAN 


6828 


700 


650 





2219 


DUNN FIRST 


49123 


27036 


3600 


2413 


3184 


DUNN SECOND 


9653 


5003 


1667 


80 


800 


EAST ERWIN 





1880 


708 








ERWIN FIRST 


20438 


12999 


3000 


100 


558 


FAITH 


971 


89 


792 


22 


32 


FELLOWSHIP 


11116 


7016 


2722 


369 


110 


FLATWOODS COMM 

















FRIENDSHIP 


12566 


4950 


3850 





907 


GOURD SPRINGS 


2685 


1455 


1320 


271 


143 


HARMONY 


6823 


4503 


3984 


63 


155 


HILLMON GROVE BAPTIS 


20185 


9517 


6585 


609 


898 


HOLLY SPRINGS 


25943 


7800 


4068 


1000 


2586 


KENNEBEC 


13492 


3827 


1200 


1291 


2520 


Lillington Baptist C 


59061 


32300 


6500 


1667 


5801 


MACEDONIA 


2153 


330 


1155 





668 


MEMORIAL 


18465 


10727 


3140 


500 


665 


MISION HISPANA 

















NEILL'S CREEK 


25803 


11940 


4420 


200 


2870 


New Hope Baptist Chu 


9286 


4672 


2218 


295 


1000 


NORTH CLINTON AVENUE 


27237 


15074 


8676 





680 



94 



MISSION EXPENDITURES 



ASSOCIATION 37-TOTAL SBC Mission Expenditures 

LITTLE RIVER BAPT ASSN 38-Cooperative Program 

39-Associational Missions 
STATE 40-State Missions 

North Carolina 41-Annie Armstrong Easter Offering 

Church 37 38 39 40 41 



OAK GROVE 





2000 


643 


250 


285 


PINEY GROVE CHAPEL 


11933 


10758 


860 





110 


PLEASANT MEMORY 


4635 


2480 


620 


177 


285 


RAWLS 


3444 


1211 


500 


155 


452 


S ERWIN 

















SWANNS STATION 


10854 


2400 


4800 


1096 


1209 


TRINITY 


6300 


3780 


2520 








WESTFIELD 


3562 


10500 


4260 


653 


1500 


TOTALS 


595243 


329496 


100946 


17892 


42392 



95 



For 1995-96 Associational Year 



42-Lottie Moon Christmas Offering 
43-Other Mission Expenditures 



42 43 





4492 7176 

5000 6217 



3860 19386 



1518 5537 

1809 4665 

70 1737 

2606 

2247 33184 



50 200 

702 1181 

3268 

6232 1300 

924 2300 



1123 

550 

35 820 

443 456 





1919 7484 

811 

218 

1270 3728 

5152 



4654 2004 

12793 32618 

13525 

1772 5240 



5466 933 

1192 

1784 900 



96 



For 1995-96 Associational Year 



42-Lottie Moon Christmas Offering 
43-Other Mission Expenditures 



42 43 



2001 





205 





1007 


65 


889 


1037 








1419 


1856 








3330 


1600 



80811 155149 



97 



SPECIAL INFORMATION 



ASSOCIATION 47-AM Worship Service Attendance 

LITTLE RIVER BAPT ASSN 48-PM Worship Service Attendance 

49-Church-Related Vocations 
STATE 50-Senior Adult Ministry 

North Carolina 51-Mission Project Volunteers 

52-Support Groups 

Church 47 48 49 50 51 52 

ANDERSON CREEK COMM 

ANGIER 205 18 

ANTIOCH 250 60 1 2 

BAPTIST CHAPEL CH 

BAPTIST GROVE 200 7 5 1 50 



BROADWAY 


100 





3 


4 








BUIES CREEK FIRST 


240 





8 











CALVARY 


71 


43 














Chalybeate Springs B 


114 





2 








2 


COATS 


465 


75 


3 


20 


20 


1 


CRESTVIEW 


30 

















CROSSROADS 


45 

















DUNCAN 


70 

















DUNN FIRST 


215 


48 


1 








1 


DUNN SECOND 


75 

















EAST ERWIN 


85 


50 














ERWIN FIRST 


148 


49 





32 








FAITH 


35 

















FELLOWSHIP 


104 


32 


2 





2 





FLATWOODS COMM 




















FRIENDSHIP 


116 





2 


18 








GOURD SPRINGS 


160 


18 














HARMONY 


115 





3 





2 





HILLMON GROVE BAPTIS 


250 


50 


1 


20 


22 


1 


HOLLY SPRINGS 


200 


155 














KENNEBEC 


146 


42 














Lillington Baptist C 


218 





3 





37 





MACEDONIA 


200 


100 


5 











MEMORIAL 


275 





5 


35 


15 





MISION HISPANA 





















NEILL'S CREEK 200 2 8 

New Hope Baptist Chu 115 45 30 



98 



SPECIAL INFORMATION 



ASSOCIATION 

LITTLE RIVER BAPT ASSN 



STATE 

North Carolina 



4 7 -AM Worship Service Attendance 
48-PM Worship Service Attendance 
4 9 -Church-Related Vocations 
50-Senior Adult Ministry 
51-Mission Project Volunteers 
5 2 -Support Groups 



Church 


47 


48 


49 


50 


51 


52 




NORTH CLINTON AVENUE 


100 


25 
















OAK GROVE 


95 


15 
















PINEY GROVE CHAPEL 


150 


50 
















PLEASANT MEMORY 


55 



















RAWLS 


39 











10 







S ERWIN 






















SWANNS STATION 


105 


37 
















TRINITY 


125 


54 


1 





1 







WESTFIELD 


136 


53 


1 


20 











TOTALS 



5252 



1076 



44 



229 



137 



99 



For 1995-96 Associational Year 



53-Evangelistic Visitation (Y/N) 

54-Bible Study at Other Times (Y/N) 

55-SS Workers' Meetings (Y/N) 

56-Give to associational Missions on a Percentage Basis (Y/N) 

57-Intercessory Prayer Ministry (Y/N) 

5 8 -Community Ministries (Y/N) 



53 54 55 56 57 58 



Y N Y N Y Y 
N Y N Y N Y 



N Y N N N Y 

N Y Y Y Y Y 

N N Y Y N N 

N N Y Y N Y 

Y N Y Y Y Y 

N N N N N N 

N Y Y Y N Y 

N Y N N N N 

N Y Y Y N Y 

N Y Y Y Y Y 

N Y Y N N Y 

Y Y Y Y N Y 

Y Y Y Y Y Y 

Y Y Y Y Y Y 



N Y Y Y Y Y 

Y Y Y N Y Y 

Y N Y Y Y Y 

Y Y Y Y Y Y 
N N Y Y Y Y 

N N Y N N N 

Y Y N Y Y Y 
N Y N N Y N 

Y Y Y Y Y Y 



Y Y Y Y N N 

Y Y Y Y Y Y 



100 



For 1995-96 Associational Year 



53-Evangelistic Visitation (Y/N) 

54-Bible Study at Other Times (Y/N) 

55-SS Workers' Meetings (Y/N) 

56-Give to associational Missions on a Percentage Basis (Y/N) 

57-Intercessory Prayer Ministry (Y/N) 

58-Community Ministries (Y/N) 



53 54 55 56 57 58 



N 


N 


N 


Y 


Y 


Y 


N 


N 


Y 


N 


Y 


Y 


Y 


N 


Y 


N 


Y 


Y 


N 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Y 




N 


N 


Y 


N 


N 


y 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Y 


N 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Y 



101 



CHURCH PROFILE DIGEST 



ASSOCIATION 

LITTLE RIVER BAPT AS 

STATE 

North Carolina 



5-Total Baptisms 

7-other Additions 

9-Total Membership 
11-Total Sunday School Enrollment 
17-Vacation Bible School 

''^"ITlnlt^ Discipleship Training Enrollment/Part, 
22-Total MUSIC Ministry Enrollment 



Church 



11 



17 



19+20 



22 



ANDERSON CREEK COMM On 

ANGIER Ifl 1? .o? 
ANTIOCH 11 ^^ ^23 401 283 103 92 
BAPTIST CHAPEL CH On ^°o "^^^ ^^° ^^ 116 
BAPTIST GROVE 1o q , ° ° 
II 9 ^ 342 253 145 78 

BROADWAY ^ """" " — 

BUIES CREEK FIRST 3 l ??i ^"^^ 85 68 64 

CALVARY I ^ 4'*° 226 112 68 104 

Chalybeate Springs B o 45? J? ?° ^° ^1 
COATS ^ ^" "^52 247 72 64 44 
l_ _ 20^ 836 514 125 100 123 

CRESTVIEW Q " "'' "" ~ ■"— ■ 

CROSSROADS 7 ^ ^2 61 22 
DUNCAN ' ; 108 83 71 24 
DUNN FIRST .t ,^ J^^ 10° 75 o 30 
DUNN SECOND ? ^, ^^^ ^17 123 115 129 
1 __ 4 154 89 18 26 23 

EAST ERWIN ." """ oil'""'" " 

ERWIN FIRST ' ' ^ ^ "^^^ 112 32 
FAITH ,•: I 578 173 48 56 
FELLOWSHIP :° ° 101 44 75 46 
FLATWOODS COMM n n ^^^ ^"^^ ^36 79 85 
. __ _° 

FRIENDSHIP T « T ~ """ ■ 

GOURD SPRINGS 7? ^^° ^^0 138 59 35 38 
HARMONY -^7 t^ 427 227 159 20 46 
HILLMON GROVE BAPTIS 26 ^n l^.^ ^^^ ^^ 82 28 
HOLLY SPRINGS o ,a S ^^^ ^95 129 75 
_ f _ _1^ _ 725 391 173 198 115 

KENNEBEC ~ "*~q o ' 

Lillington Baptist C 13 2I 111 11^ ^^^ ^^ 44 
MACEDONIA " f^ ^12 367 137 161 83 
MEMORIAL Q I; 201 174 145 47 
MISION HISPANA t I ^^^ ^^4 155 184 106 
5 10 



102 



CHURCH PROFILE DIGEST 



ASSOCIATION 

LITTLE RIVER BAPT AS 



STATE 

North Carolina 



5-Total Baptisms 

7-Other Additions 

9-Total Membership 
11-Total Sunday School Enrollment 
17-Vacation Bible School 
19+20-Total Discipleship Training Enrollment/Part. 
22-Total Music Ministry Enrollment 



Church 



11 



17 



19+20 



22 



j NEILL'S CREEK 

I New Plope Baptist Chu 

NORTH CLINTON AVENUE 

OAK GROVE 

PINEY GROVE CHAPEL 



12 
12 

4 
4 
9 



28 

16 

9 

2 

3 



444 
181 
310 
368 
334 



323 
125 
117 
98 
132 



120 

105 

89 

49 

108 







26 

26 

15 



50 
61 
18 
53 
27 



: PLEASANT MEMORY 
RAWLS 
S ERWIN 

SWANNS STATION 
TRINITY 




3 

3 
21 



3 

7 


4 
13 



95 

235 



350 

210 



83 

93 



170 

117 



66 

32 



126 

71 









10 

53 



38 

33 



74 
34 



WESTFIELD 
TOTALS 



4 10 283 
310 377 13710 



162 98 
7489 3715 



49 
1947 



55 
2124 



103 



For 1995-96 Associational Year 



23-Total WMU Enrollment 
24+26+27+28-Total Brotherhood Enrollment/Participation 
31-Total Receipts 

37-Total SBC Mission Expenditures 
3 8 -Cooperative Program 
39-Associational Missions 
44-Value Church Property 
46-Church Debt 



23 



24. .21 



31 



37 



38 



39 



44 



46 



























52 


165 


537187 


25456 


9755 


6417 


1700000 





54 


19 


269238 


71012 


53499 


3000 


1600500 


88000 


























41 


28 


199240 


28753 


2000 


1000 


750000 





50 


43 


103317 


7321 


5820 


1500 


806000 


23320 


71 


32 


199411 


18012 


9900 


2175 


100400 





21 


22 


50840 


4077 


3200 


800 


250000 


18074 


25 


18 


118239 


17820 


9542 


2980 


1140 





118 


215 


502745 


51542 


37338 


4821 


1195000 





19 


8 


14774 











80000 








3 


385932 


8694 


3495 


3795 


600000 





15 


18 


70307 


6828 


700 


650 


450000 





104 


102 


352168 


49123 


27036 


3600 


3300000 


172024 


18 





94484 


9653 


5003 


1667 


150000 





30 


15 


22104 





1880 


708 


500000 


28737 


71 


24 


178766 


20438 


12999 


3000 


1400000 


37429 


6 


12 


36012 


971 


89 


792 


272000 








14 


129264 


11116 


7016 


2722 


400000 





























25 


43 


123529 


12566 


4950 


3850 


8000000 





68 


31 


113560 


2685 


1455 


1320 


375000 


3006 


58 





57141 


6823 


4503 


3984 


710000 





67 


91 


169135 


20185 


9517 


6585 


705000 





132 


48 


278110 


25943 


7800 


4068 


775000 


157000 


95 


9 


135121 


13492 


3827 


1200 


900000 





77 


66 


315396 


59061 


32300 


6500 


2444130 








1 


146323 


2153 


330 


1155 


430000 





108 


21 


261936 


18465 


10727 


3140 


1000000 






























104 



For 1995-96 Associational Year 



2 3 -Total WSB Enrollment: 
24+26+27+28-Total Brotherhood Enrollment/Participation 
31-'Total Receipts 

3 7 -Total SBC Mission Expenditures 
38-Cooperative PiDgraja 
39— Associational Missions 
4 4 -Value Church Property 
46-C3iurch Debt 



23 


24. .28 


31 


37 


38 


39 


44 


46 


44 


68 


172325 


25803 


11940 


4420 


1500000 





42 


44 


129949 


9286 


4672 


2218 


327500 


68715 


44 





112367 


27237 


15074 


8676 


775000 





8 





47550 





2000 


643 


497400 





17 


17 


152543 


11933 


10758 


860 


893650 





11 


15 


38190 


4635 


2480 


620 


500000 





21 


10 


51667 


3444 


1211 


500 


400000 





























50 


20 


117980 


10854 


2400 


4800 


750000 


15564 








71277 


6300 


3780 


2520 


500000 


50000 


60 


46 


153213 


3562 


10500 


4260 


647000 


80000 


1622 


1268 


5911340 


595243 


329496 


100946 


35684720 


741869 



105 



MISSION INFORMATION For 1995-96 Associational Year 

ASSOCIATION 2 9 -Church-Type Missions Started 

LITTLE RIVER BAPT ASSN 3 0-Church-Type Missions Operating 

a-Mission Members 

STATE b-Baptisras at Missions 

North Carolina 

Churches 2 9 3 3 0a 3 0b 

ANDERSON CREEK COMM ' 

ANGIER 

ANTIOCH 1 108 7 

BAPTIST CHAPEL CH - 

BAPTIST GROVE 

BROADWAY 

BUIES CREEK FIRST 

CALVARY ' 

Chalybeate Springs Ba 

COATS 

CRESTVIEW 

CROSSROADS 

DUNCAN 0. 

DUNN FIRST 1 52 

DUNN SECOND 

EAST ERWIN 

ERWIN FIRST 

FAITH 

FELLOWSHIP , 

FIATWOODS COMM 

FRIENDSHIP 

GOURD SPRINGS 

HARMONY 

HILLMON GROVE BAPTIST 

HOLLY SPRINGS 

KENNEBEC 

Lillington Baptist Ch 

MACEDONIA - 

MEMORIAL 

MISION HISPANA 

NEILL'S CREEK .. 

New Hope Baptist Chur 

NORTH CLINTON AVENUE , ^ 

OAK GROVE -; 



106 



MISSION INFORMATION 



For 1995-96 Associational Year 



ASSOCIATION 

LITTLE RIVER BAPT ASSN 

STATE 

North Carolina 



29-Church-Type Missions Started 
3 0-Church-Type Missions Operating 
a-Mission Members 
b-Baptisms at Missions 



Churches 



29 



30 



30a 



30b 



PINEY GROVE CHAPEL 
PLEASANT MEMORY 
RAWLS 
S ERWIN 
SWANNS STATION 















TRINITY 
WESTFIELD 



TOTALS 



160 



107 




"A SOUND LIKE THE BLOWING 
OF A VIOLENT WIND CAME 
FROM HEAVEN AND FILLED 
THE WHOLE HOUSE WHERE 
THEY WERE SITTING." acts2:2 



108 



Constitution and Bylaws 

Little River Baptist Association 

PREAMBLE 

ARTICLE I - NAME 

The name of this body shall be the Little River Baptist Association. 

ARTICLE II - PURPOSE 

The purpose of this Association shall be to inspire, encourage and enlist the 
membership in a spint of brotherly love and cooperation for the promotion of our 
associational programs, the work of the North Carolina Baptist State 
Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention, to the end that the Gospel 
of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, might be proclaimed with greater power 
and effectiveness in our association, our state and nation, and unto the 
uttermost parts of the world. 

ARTICLE III - OBJECTIVES 

1 . To provide programs, projects and organizations which will strengthen the 
fellowship and assist the churches in achieving their goals and objectives. 

2. To discover needs which cannot be met effectively by any one church and 
to coordinate the use of associational resources in meeting these needs. 

3. To involve churches in cooperative experiences in evangelism, mission 
education, and benevolences. 

ARTICLE IV - AUTHORITY 

This Association is a self-determining body under the lordship of Chnst. It 
determines its own membership and programs but has no authonty over the 
churches affiliated with it. However, the Association may, upon invitation from 
a church, counsel with that church. 

ARTICLE V - MEMBERSHIP 
Section 1. The Association shall consist of messengers who are members of 
the affiliated churches as follows: (1) Officers of the Association; (2) Pastors of 
the member churches; and (3) the duly elected messengers of these churches 
on the basis of: five messengers from each church with 100 members or less, 
and one additional messenger for every 100 members or fraction thereof 
beyond the first 100 members; but, no church may have more than ten (10) 
messengers plus the pastor of resepctive church. 



Section 2. A quorum shall consist of messengers from at least 50 percent of 

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the member churches. 

Section 3. Voting shall be limited to duly elected messengers or their 

alternates as certified in the Annual Church Profile. 

Section 4. Policy for the Establishment of Missions 

1 . There are three recognized groups that may begin a new mission work 
in new areas: 

a. A Church affiliated with the association. 

b. The Missions Development Committee. 

c. Any interested group of cooperating Little River Baptists. 

2. Any Baptist group wishing to organize a mission shall first advise the 
Director of Missions and the Missions Development Committee of 

their intent. 

3. It shall be the duty of the Missions Development Committee to offer their 
services to any sponsoring agency anticipating new mission work. 

4. When necessary, the Missions Development Committee will assist the 
mission in finding a sponsoring LRBA Church. If the committee 
is unable to find a sponsoring Church, the committee may serve as the 
sponsoring agency. 

5. The Missions Development Committee will encourage the sponsoring 
Baptist Church to nominate a missions committee of at least five 
persons, if they do not already have one. 

6. A survey of the target area will be made by the Missions Development 
Committee to determine accurately the needs and possibilities for that 
area. 

7. The sponsoring agency will communicate with all adjacent churches 
and missions within a three mile radius of the target area with a wntten 
request for cooperation in starting the new mission work. The 
responses and any other pertinent information will be presented in the 
joint meeting mentioned below in article eight of this policy. 

8. The Missions Development Committee will call a joint meeting of the 
following: 

a. The Missions Committee of the sponsoring Church. 

b. The pastor and a lay representative from each of the adjacent 
churches and missions within a three miles radius of the target 

area. 

c. The Director of Missions. 

d. The Moderator. 

e. The Missions Development Committee of the Association. 

9. If this joint group, by a majority vote of those present and voting, looks 
with favor upon the establishment of a new mission, the work can at 
that point begin. The Missions Development Committee will assist the 
missions committee of the sponsoring agency in drawing up an 
agreement between the mission and the sponsoring agency. If the 
joint missions is unable to reach a majority vote it will be referred back 
to Missions Development Committee for further study. 



110 



10. The Missions Development Committee, the sponsoring agency's missions 
committee, and the Director of Missions wiii work in 
cooperation in the process of the organizing of the new mission 
11. After the mission is organized, the Missions Development 
Committee will continue to work with the sponsoring agency and the 
mission until the mission is organized into a cooperating Southern 
Baptist Church. 

Section 5. Policy of the Organization of a Church 

1 . The sponsonng agency and/or the mission will send a written petition 
to the Missions Development Committee stating the desire of the 
mission to be organized into a cooperating Southern Baptist 
Congregation. 
. 2. The Missions Development Committee will then call a meeting of the 
pastors and a lay representative from each of the churches in the 
association to meet with the representatives of the mission for the 
purpose of considering the request. At least two weeks notice will be 
required for this meeting. 

3. The Moderator of the association will preside at this meeting. 

4. The sponsoring agency and the mission will be prepared to furnish the 
following information; 

- a. The history of the origin and development of the mission from its 
beginning to the present. 

b. A proposal for a permanent physical location of the Church property 
and buildings. 

c. A statement elaborating upon the mission's ability to be financially 
self-supporting. 

d. A statement concerning the mission's availability of qualified 
leadership necessary to carry on the work of a Baptist Church. 

e. A statement concerning the missions organizations (Sunday 
School, Discipleship Training, WMU and Brotherhood, etc.). 

f. A statement from the mission concerning its attittude toward all of 
our Baptist work; such as cooperating with other Baptist Churches, 
the Cooperative Program, willingness to support SBC institutions 
and agencies, etc. 

g. A statement of doctnne and faith prepared by the mission. 

5. With this information in hand, the group will then take a vote to 
recommend that the mission be organized and received into the 
fellowship of the association, be denied this request or to postpone 
consideration until specifically detailed matters are resolved to the 
satisfaction of the group. If the vote is favorable by a majority vote of 
those present and voting, then the sponsonng agency will be 
requested to set a date for the organization of the mission into a 
cooperating Southern Baptist Church, and subsequent notice sent to 
all churches of the association inviting them to the organizational 



111 



meeting. 
Section 6. Policy of the Physical Relocation of Church Property 

1. The Church desiring to relocate its physical location will be requested 
to consult with the Missions Development Committee stating the desire 
of the church to relocate. 

2. The Missions Development Committee will then call a meeting of the 
pastors and a lay representative from the adjacent churches and 
missions within a three miles radius of the proposed new location the 
purpose of considering the request. At least two weeks notice will be 
required for this meeting. 

3. The Moderator of the association will preside at this meeting. 

4. The Church will be prepared to furnish the following information: 

a. Why the Church desires to relocate. 

b. The history of the origin and the work of the Church from it beginning 
to the present. 

c. The proposed penmanent location of the Church property, buildings, 
etc. 

d. A statement of the Church's organization, structure and support and 
participation in Southern Baptist work. 

5. With this information in hand, the group will then take a vote to affirm 
the church in its desire to relocate, or to deny this request, or to delay 
any action or recommendation by the group at this time. The final 
decision to move or not to move will, of course, be the Chruch's 
decision, and its decision will be honored by the association. The 
members present shall constitute a quorum. 

Section 7. The Association may at any time dissolve connection with any 
church that ceases to abide by this constitution and the spirit of the same. 
Section 8. Any church may withdraw from the Association at its pleasure. 

ARTICLE VI - ORGANIZATION 
Section 1. GENERAL OFFICERS. The general officers shall be Moderator, 
Vice Moderator, Cierk, Treasurer, and Historian. 

Section 2. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. The Executive Committee shall be 
composed of all active pastors of constituent churches, one member from each 
church and all the officers indicated in Article VI, Section 1-5. A quorum shall 
consist of members present. 

Section 3. TRUSTEES. The Association shall elect three (3) Trustees from 
the members composing the Asociation, who shall serve with the Moderator, 
as the Trustees of Little River Baptist Association, and whose duty it shall be 
to take and hold title to the property, both real and personal owned by the 
Association. The Moderator of the Association shall serve as a trustee until 
such time as his successor is elected and qualified. 
Section 4. DIRECTOR OF MISSIONS. 

Section 5. PROGRAM DIRECTORS. The program directors shall be: Sunday 

112 



School Director.Church Training Director, Woman's Missionary Union Director, 

Brotherhood Director, Evangelism Director, Missions Director, Stewardship 

Director, Music Director, and Youth Director. 

Section 6. ASSOCIATIONAL COUNCIL. The Associationai Council shall be 

composed of the Director of Missions, the general officers, and the program 

directors. 

Section 7. COUNCILS AND COMMITTEES. Such councils and committees 

as needed to perform the tasks of the Association shall be elected in session 

or by the Executive Committee 

ARTICLE VIII 

if for any reason in the future that this Association should be dissolved, the 
Trustees are to convey all net assets to the North Carolina Baptist Foundation 
of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. 

ARTICLE VIII - AMENDMENTS 

Amendments to the constitution shall be presented in wntten form to the 
Association on the first day of the annual meeting, to be considered on the 
second day. and must receive a two-thirds majonty vote of the body in order to 
become effective. 

ARTICLE IX 

This constitution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption, and shall 
supercede all previous constitutions. 



Bylaws 



ARTICLE I - PARLIAMENTARY RULE 

The parliamentary authority of the Association shall be Robert's Rules of Order 
(latest revised edition). 

ARTICLE II - TIME OF MEETING 

The Association will meet beginning on Monday following the fourth (4th) 
Sunday of October of each year. However, the Moderator of the Association 
may call a special session anytime during the year provided the churches are 
given at least a two-week notice. 

Section 1 . Agenda Format. The Little River Baptist Association has adopted 
an agenda format for the executive committee meetings and the annual 
association meeting. With this format, it is required that any matters, motions 
or resolution be submitted to the associationai office two weeks prior to the 
date of said meeting. Any executive committee member or elected messenger 
or elected committee member of any associationai officer may propose any 



113 



item for the agenda. Any items not included on the agenda may be brought up 
for consideration after securing a two-thirds majority of those present. 

ARTICLE Hi - DUTIES OF OFFICERS 
Section 1. MODERATOR. The Moderator shall be elected annually and shall 
not be eligible to succeed himself after serving two consective terms. He shall 
preside over the annual meetings of the Association. He shall be President of 
the Executive Committee, and a member of the Associational Council, and ex 
officio member of all committees. He shall appoint the first three (3) members 
of the Nominating Committee and any special committees that may be needed. 
Section 2. VICE MODERATOR. The Vice Moderator shall be elected annually. 
He shall preside in the absence or at the pleasure of the Moderator, and shall 
be Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee, the Vice Moderator shall 
become the Moderator. 

Section 3= CLERK. The Clerk shall be elected annually. He shall send 
annual reports forms to the member at least two months before the 
Association's annual meeting; distribute at the annual meeting the Book of 
Reports; make an accurate record of the proceedings of the Association, in 
cooperation with the Associational Office; supervise the printing of the annuals; 
keep on file copies of the annuals, records, and other documents of the 
Association; and, shall serve as secretary of the Executive Committee. He 
shall be a member of the Associational Council. The Clerk should attend the 
annual Clerk's Conference at Ridgecrest each year. The Clerk will also hold an 
annual Clerk's Conference in the Association. The Clerk shall provide copies 
of all minutes to the Association Office. 

Section 4. TREASURER. The Treasurer shall be elected annually. He shall 
receive and handle all funds in the name of the Association; disburse the same 
upon instructions fi"om the Association, the Executive Committee, or as 
designated in the budget; render an accurate report of receipts and 
disbursements and distribute same at the annual meeting, and at each regular 
meeting of the Executive Committee; and, keep books available and up-to-date 
for examination. The Treasurer shall be bonded. He shall be a member of the 
Association Council. 

Section 5. HISTORIAN. The Historian shall be elected annually. He shall 
endeavor to collect and preserve historical materials relative to the churches 
and the work of the Association. He shall be a member of the Associational 
Council. 

ARTICLE IV - EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

The Executvie Committee shall be composed of all associational officers, the 
Director of Missions (ex officio), each active pastor, one lay member chosen by 
each church from its membership and certified to the Association in its annual 
report, and chairman of all standing committees. The Execufive Committee 
shall have the authority to act for the Association between sessions, except as 
limited by the constitution. It shall be the duty of this committee to meet 

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quarterly and to make reports and recommendations to the Association at its 
annual meeting. The members present at any meeting of the committee, after 
all members have been duly notified of such meeting, shall constitute a quorum. 

ARTICLE V - TRUSTEES 

The Association shall elect three Trustees from the members composing the 
Association, who shall serve with the Moderator, as the trustees of the Little 
River Baptist Association, and whose duty it shall be to take and hold title of the 
property, both real and personal, owned by the Association. The Moderator of 
the Association shall serve as a trustees until such time as his successor is 
elected and qualified. 

ARTICLE VI - ASSOC! ATIONAL STAFF 
Section 1. DIRECTOR OF MISSIONS. 

A. Qualifications. The qualifications for Director of Missions shall be: 

1. A genuine conversion experience and belief in the basic tenets of the 
"Baptist Faith and Message" as adopted by the Southern Baptist 
Convention in 1963. 

2. Emotionally, physically, socially, and professionally capable of working 
with people regardless of age, economic, status, or educational level. 

3. Committed to the basic Southern Baptist principles and its programs 
and can promote them through the Association. 

4. Ability to encourage churches to extend their witness through new 
ministnes. 

B. Duties and Responsibilities. The Director of Missions shall: 

1 . Administer policies and programs committed to him by the Association 
and the Executive Committee. 

2. Be the administrative head of the Associational Office and its staff; be 
responible for directing and supervising the paid staff; for coordinating 
the various programs of the Association; and, for overseeing the 
purchase of equipment and supplies within the approved budget. 

3. Serve as chairman of the Associational Council. 

4. Serve as ex officio member of all councils and committees. 

5. Work closely with associational officers, committees, organizations; 
and, fellowship auxiliaries to help each group determine its oportunities 
and objectives, and its procedures and programs for achieving these 
objectives. 

6. Counsel with church leaders are requested with reference to programs 
and procedures in their church; calling a pastor and other staff 
members; actual or threatened breach of fellowship; church objectives, 
and church policies. 

7. Counsel with pastors and other individuals who are called into church- 
related vocations as requested. 

8. Visit churches by invitation or consent of the pastor to provide 
assistance in the church programs and ministry. 

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9. Visit churches on his own initiative for worship and Christian fellowship. 

10. Interpret to the churches the program resources and other assistance 
available from the State and Southern Baptist agencies. 

11. Inform State and Southern Baptist Convention agencies of needs, 
problems, and potentialities within the Association. 

C. Employment Agreements. 

1 . The salary and other compensation of the Director of Missions shall be 
set Initially at the time of the call, and shall be reviewed annually by the 
Finance Committee to insure that they are in keeping with the cost of 
living and to consider and recommend any merit increases. 

2. The Director of Missions shall be entitled to two (2) days off each 
week. Days may accumulate to a maximum of three days off at any 
time. In addition, he shall be granted off legal holidays. 

3. The Director of Missions shall be entitled to two (2) full weeks of paid 
vacation annually, beginning six months after the commencement of his 
ministry with the Association. Vacation time must be taken within the 
calendar year, except that as much as one (1 ) week may be carried over 
to the subsequent year upon the approval of the Associational Council. 
He shall be entitled to two (2) additional days of vacation time for each full 
year of service, up to a maximum of four (4) full weeks. All vacation lease 
is to be arranged with the knowledge of the Moderator of the Association. 

4. A maximum of two (2) weeks annually with pay may be taken for 
engagements outside the Assocation for things such as: schools of 
missions, Sunday School enlargement campaignsm revivals, continuing 
education, etc. In addition, he may hold one (1) week of meetings outside 
the Association on a commuting basis provided this does not interfere 
with his assigned responsibilities. He will be allowed to retain any 
honorariums. Approved for participation in additional emphases may be 
secured, subject to the approval of the Associational Executive 
Committee. 

5. He shall be permitted to serve as interim pastor by invitation of any church 
or mission within the area of the Association under the following 
guidelines: a. With the approval of the Associational Council; b. Service 
with one church or mission may not exceed four (4) months consecutively; 
c. Interim pastorates shall always be secnondary to his prior obligations 
as Director of Missions. Only two (2) such interim pastorates will be 
allowed per Associational year. 

6. He shall be allowed fifteen (15) days sick leave annually, in the event of 
serious injury, illness, and disability the Association shall automatically 
continue his salary and other compensation for three (3) months. The 
Executive Committee may grant an extension of sick leave. 

7. He may attend at the Association's expense, within the limits provided in 
the budget, the State and Southern Baptist Convention and other 
assemblies and conferences pertaining specifically to his wori<. 

8. The Association shall bear all expenses related to the Director of 



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Mission's retirement, long-term disability, term life insurance, and family 
hospitalization insurance program at the level agreed to at the time of the 
call and reviewed annually by the Finance Committee. 
9 When working with churches within the line of regular associationa! 
promotions and programs, no honoranum is required. However, he shall 
not be expected to do pulpit supply in the absence of the pastor without 
an honoranum 

D. Selection and Call. 

In the event of a vacancy in the office of Director of Missions, a Search 
Committee of no less than five (5) members shall be nominated by the 
Associational Council and elected by the Executive Committee, to seek 
out and recommend to the Executive Commiittee or Association a person 
whose Christian character and qualifications have been examined and 
found to fit the office of Director of Missions as defined in the bylaws of 
this constitution, Article VI, Section !, A. Qualifications. A two-thirds 
affirmative vote is necessary in order to issue a call. 

E. Termination. 

The Director of Missions shall serve under a continuing call until the 
relationship is dissolved at the request of the Director of Missions or the 
Association. He must give at least thirty (30) days advanced notice in 
writing of his intentions resign, unless othenA/ise mutually agreed upon. 
If two-thirds of the Associational Council feel convinced, under the 
guidance of the Holy Spirit that there is sufficient sentiment on the part of 
the Association, and that it would be in the best interest of the Director of 
Missions and the Association to consider dissolving the relationship, the 
Moderator shall call a special meeting of the Director of Missions and the 
Executive Committee for the purpose of discussing the matter and 
endeavoring to render a solution, if a solution cannot be reached, the 
Moderator shall contact the Director of Associational Development of the 
Baptist State Convention or another such qualified neutral person who will 
act as a mediator in seeking to resolve the differences. The purpose of 
these meetings shall be foremost to resolve all differences and seek 
reconciliation. If agreement still cannot be reached, t\,vo- 
thirds of the Associational Council can request the Moderator to call a 
special meeting of the Executive Committee in order to recommend that 
the Executive Committee vote on whether or not it wishes to terminate the 
Director of Missions relationship with the Association. Executive 
Committee representatives from each church and program shall be 
notifies in wnting at least two (2) weeks in advance of this meeting and its 
purpose If a majority of the members present at this meeting vote to 
terminate the relationship, the Director of Missions shall submit his 
resignation effectively immediately; however, the Association shall 
continue to provide full compensation and benefits up to ninety (90) days 
while he seeks other employment or call. 
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The Association may employ from time to time as it deems in the best interest 
of the ministry and program of the Association other professional ministerial 
staff members who shall assist the Director of Missions in their specified areas 
of responsibility. The Associational Council shall appoint, with the approval of 
the Executive Committee, a Search Committee consisting of at least five (5) 
members plus the Director of Missions to recommend a person to fill the 
vacany. The Search Committee shall present its recommendations to the 
Executive Committee or Association at any regular or called meeting, provided 
that announcement of the nomination has been made in writing two (2) weeks 
before the meeting. A two-thirds vote of those members present and voting 
shall be necessary for the confirmation of the Search Committee nominee. A 
job description for each member of the professional ministerial staff shall be 
included in the bylaws. 

Section 3. PAID HOLIDAY LEAVE POLICY. 

The following holidays are the ones which the associational staff will observe 
as paid holidays: New Year's Day; Easter Monday; Memorial Day; July Fourth; 
Labor Day; Thanksgiving Day; Friday after Thanksgiving; Christmas Eve; 
Christmas day; Day after Christmas Day. When a holiday falls on a Saturday 
or Sunday, the Director of Missions, in consultation with the staff, shall 
determine whether to observe the holiday on the preceding Friday or on the 
following Monday. The Director of Missions shall inform the Executive 
Committee of the decision. 

ARTICLE VII - ASSOCIATIONAL COUNCIL 
Section 1. The Chairman of the Associational Council shall be the Director of 
Missions. 

Section 2. The Associational Council shall define the objectives of the 
Association and project goals and plans for accomplishing the same. It shall 
evaluate the work of the Associational organizations and prepare a report of 
objectives and goals for presentation to the Executive Board or Association in 
the form of a calendar of activities. The work of the Council shall be informative 
and advisory, and not authoritative or administrative. 

ARTICLE VIII - PROGRAM DIRECTORS 
Section 1. SUNDAY SCHOOL DIRECTOR. 

It shall be the duty of the Associational Sunday School Director to plan and 

promote the total program of the Sunday School within the structure of the 

Association with special emphases listed on the Associational Calendar. He 

shall make a quarteriy report to the Executive Committee and an annual report 

to the Association. 

Section 2. CHURCH TRAINING DIRECTOR. 

It shall be the duty of the Associational Church Training Director to plan and 

promote the total Church Training Program within the structure of the 

Association using the special emphases listed in the Church Training Calendar. 

He shall make a quarteriy report to the Executive Committee and an annual 

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report to the Association. 

Section 3. BROTHERHOOD DIRECTOR. 

It shall be the duty of the Associationa! Brotherhood Director to promote the 

total Brotherhood program with special emphases on the Association Calendar. 

He shall make a quarterly report to the Executive Committee and an annual 

report to the Association 

Section 4. WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION. 

It shall be the duty of the Woman's Missionary Union Director to plan and 

promote the work of Woman's Missionary Union within the structure of the 

Association with special emphases on the special missionary effort of the 

church. She shall make a quarterly report to the Executive Committee and an 

annual report to the Association. 

Section 5. MUSIC DIRECTOR 

It shall be the duty of the Associationa! Music Director to plan and direct the 

music for all the meetings of the Assoication. He shall seek to stimulate 

interest in good church music through clinics, study courses, music schools, 

hymn sings in the churches and in assoaation-wide efforts. He shail make a 

quarterly report to the Executive Committee and an annua! report to the 

Association. 

Sections. EVANGELISM DIRECTOR. 

The Evangelism Director shall be Chairman of the Evangelism Council and 

shall promote a vigorous program of evangelism throughout the Association, 

using matenals, suggestions and programs of our Assoication, State and 

Southern Baptist Department of Evangelism. He shall make an annual report 

to the Association 

Section?. STEWARDSHIP DIRECTOR. 

The Stewardship Director shall promote Christian stewardship in the 

Association and promote and encourage giving to Associational Missions, NC 

Missions Offenng and the Cooperative Program. He shall make an annual 

report to the Association. 

ARTICLE IX - STANDING COMMITTEES 
Section 1. NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

The Nominiating Committee shail be composed of three (3) members, 
appointed by the Moderator at the annua! session to nominate all officers of the 
Association, except as otherwise provided for in the Constitution. This 
committee shall submit the names of Sunday School Director, Church Training 
Director, Brotherhood Director, and WMU Director to the Executive Committee 
for approval at its April meeting so that they may assist the Nominiating 
Committee in an advisory capacity in nominating a full slate of organizational 
officers. 

Section 2. PROGRAM DIRECTOR 

The Program Director, composed of not less than three (3) members, shall be 
appointed by the Moderator at the annual session to plan the program for the 
next annual meeting of the Association. The committee shall make sure that 



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those who are to make reports and others appearing on the program are 
contacted prior to the annual meeting. 
Section 3. RESOLUTION COMMITTEE 

The Resolution Committee, composed of three (3) members appointed by the 

Moderator by the first session of the annual meeting. This committee shall 

draw up and present to the Association, resolutions of appreciation and any 

other resolutions it may deem expedient. 

Section 4. PLACE AND PREACHER COMMITTEE 

The Place and Preacher Committee, composed of three (3) members 

appointed by the Moderator in the first session of the annual meeting, shall 

recommend the preacher and alternate for the annual sermon, and the places 

of the annual meetings for the following year. 

Section 5. FINANCE COMMITTEE 

The Finance Committee shall be composed of five (5) persons and will include 

two (2) laymen. The Associational Treasurer will serve as an ex officio 

member. This committee shall study the Association's financial needs for an 

adequate program; present a budget to the Assoication for the following year; 

devise plans for securing the cooperation of the churches in raising funds to 

meet the budget; and make a written report to the annual meeting. In event the 

Treasurer cannot fulfill his duties, the Chairman of the Finance Committee shall 

be empowered to act and sign checks until such time as a new Treasurer is 

secured. 

The Finance Committee shall present an annual budget to the Association for 

consideration at the Annual Meeting. This budget will become effective the 

following January 1 and will remain effective until the following the December 

31. This budget may be amended at any time that the Association deems 

necessary. 

Section 6. ORDINATION COMMITTEE 

The Ordination Committee, composed of the Moderator and four (4) other 

members, shall when requested by a member church, assist with the 

examination and ordination of a candidate for the Gospel Ministry. Each 

candidate shall be examined as to his Christian experience, call to and 

preparation for the ministry, doctrinal beliefs, and attitude toward our 

denomination and its program. The guidelines for ordination of candidates for 

the Christian Ministry are as follows; 

1. A church who has the opportunity to ordain a candidate called to the 
Christian ministry and desiring the service of the Association Ordination 
Committee should contact the chairman of the committee before making 
any plans. The candidate should have been called by a church or to 
special service, either by his home church or by the church requesting 
ordination, before the ordination examination is requested. 

2. The chairman of the committee and the pastor (or other representatives) 
of the ordaining church will set a time for the Ordination Committee to 
meet with the candidate for the purpose of the examination of the 
candidate. 



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3. The chairman of the committee wiii put in the hands of the candidate in 
advance of the meeting, a list of the areas of questioning to be followed 
by the committee 

4. When the candidate has satisfactorily responded to the reasonable 
questioning of the committee, the committee will notify the church 
requesting ordination, by letter, after reasonable penod of time, stating the 
findings of the committee 

5 The Assoicational Ordination Committee will help, at the request of the 
ordaining church, in planning for the Ordination Service, and they make 
every effort to attend the service and participate. The committee will 
present a Certificate of Ordination to the candidate as a final getsure of 
approval and encouragement. 
Section 7. CONSTITUTION AND POLICY COMMITTEE 
The Constitution and Policy Committee, composed of three (3) members, shall 
be available to study any changes or revisions in the constitution or bylaws and 
to make recommendafions as needed to keep the constitution or bylaws in line 
with the policies and programs of the Association. 
Sections. STANDING COMMITTEE 

The Standing Committee shall be composed of elective representatives of the 
following; Chrisfian Literature, Baptist Hospital, World Missions, Chnstian Life 
and Public Affairs, Chnstian Educafion, Amencan Bible Society, Children's 
Homes, Homes for the Aging, Ministers Retirement, Evangelism, Cooperative 
Program, and Memonais. Thier duties shall consist of communicafion (personal 
visitation, if possible) and promoting through the churches of the Association 
the work of each institution or agency they represent. They shall make an 
annual report to the Association 
Section 9. BUILDING AND GROUNDS COMMITTEE 
The Building an6 Grounds Committee shall be composed of three (3) members 
of the Association. Their duties are to give attention to and study the condition 
and state of repair and appearance of all buildings and grounds owned by the 
Association and included inthe Assoicational budget This committee has the 
authohty to have minor repairs made, not to exceed $550.00, and shall bnng 
to the attention of the Associafion or Executive Committee any emergency or 
major repairs that need immediate attention. This committee will make an 
annual report to the Association 
Section 10. PERSONNEL COMMITTEE 

A. Membership 

The Personnel Committee shall consist of nine (9) members, each elected 
to serve a three (3) year term with the three (3) members rotating off each 
year 

B. Purpose 

The Personnel Committee shall assist the Director of Missions and 
Association in matters related to the salaned ministerial and non- 
ministena! staff of the Associafion. It shall be the general duty of this 
committee to adivse and make recommendafions to the Execufive 



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Committee and/or Association matters relating to associational personnel 
policy, personnel administration, and personnel management. This 
committee shall have the general authority to advise and assist the 
Director of Missions in his capacity as the administrative head of all paid 
associational staff members. - , 

C. Duties 

1. To fill and terminate non-ministerial staff positions in consulation 
with Director of Misions and to report promotly such hiring or 
terminaition to the Executive Committee. 

2. To make budgetary recommendations to the Finance Committee on 
matters of staff salaries, benefits, and support. 

3. To maintain an accurate job description for each staff member. 

4. To serve as a liaison between staff members and the association. 

5. To develop and maintain a manual for staff policies and procedures. 

6. To periodcally conduct a perfonmance evalution of all paid staff 
members. 

7. To make recommendations to appropriate committees with regard to 
staff working conditions, equipment, and training. 

8. To review staff grievances and make recommendations to the 
Director of Missions or Executive Commitee concerning each 
grievance. 

Section 11. MISSIONS DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE 

A. Membership 

The Missions Development Committee shall consist of nine (9) members, 
each elected to serve a three (3) year term with three (3) rotating off each 
year. 

B. Purpose: 

The Missions Development Committee will assist and encourage the 
churches of the Little River Baptist Association in the establishment of 
mission churches and ministry points in needed areas and in cooperative 
missions involvement within the Association, the Baptisat State 
Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention. 

C. Duties. 

1 . To help develop climate for new work In the association. 

2. To conduct surveys and plans to determine need for new missions 
and ministry points. 

3. To work with any and all existing associational committees in any 
work or planning where missions involvement is needed. 

4. To serve as a liaison and facilitator between any new missions and/or 
sponsor mission committees and all adjacent churches and missions 
within a three (3) miles area in following associational policies for the 
establishment of missions, the organization of a church, and the 
physical relocation of church property. 

5. To maintain a continuous search for land that would be suitable for 



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a new mission or ministry point. 

6. To review any request from a mission or church related new work or 
missions and make recommendations to the Association that requires 
associationai approval. 

7. To enlist interest and support of LRBA Churches to sponsor new 
work. 

8. To lead the Association to begin new work where and when a 
sponsoring church is not available. 

9. To explore and recommended innovative ways to finance new work. 

10. To encourage and assist churches in cooperative mission 
involvement within the Little River Baptist Association, the Baptist 
State Convention, the Home Mission Board and the Foreign Mission 
Board. 

Section 12. MILITARY MINISTRY COMMITTEE 

A. Membership. 

The Military Ministry Committee shall consist of nine (9) members, each 
elected to serve a three (3) year term with three (3) members rotating off 
each year. 

B. Purpose: 

The Military Ministry Committee shall assist and encourage the churches 
of the Little River Baptist Association In their ministry to and with the 
military community. 

C. Duties: 

1 . To sensitize associationai churches to needs of those associated with 
the military. 

2. To help discover needs of those who live in our area who are in the 
military 

3. To help develop strategies and outreach programs for military 
personnel and their families. 

4. To find and develop resources for ministry to military personnel and 
their families. 

5. To lead the Association in apprproiate cooperative ministries to 
military personnel and their families. 

ARTICLE X - AMENDMENTS 

The bylaws may be amended at any session of the Association or Executive 
Committee by a majority vote. 

ARTICLE XI - ADOPTION 

These bylaws shall take effect immediately upon their adoption, and shall 
supercede all previous bylaws. . 



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"UVJNO THE rAITH: 
Veifi$ The Oiurch" 



122nd Annual Session 



Little River Baptist Association 

October 27, 1997 

Hillmon Grove Baptist Church 



October 28, 1997 
Liliington Baptist Church 



Minutes 

of 

Little River 

Baptist Association 

North Carolina 

One Hundred Twenty-Second 
Annual Meeting 




Met With 

HILLMON GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 

October 27, 1997 

and 

LILLINGTON BAPTIST CHURCH 
October 28, 1997 

The next regular meeting of the Little River Baptist Association will be 
held Monday, October 26, 1998 with Holly Springs Baptist Church in 
Broadway, NC and Tuesday, October 27, 1998 with Coats Baptist 
Church In Coats, NC. 

The Annual Sermon will be delivered by Rev. Jerry Hicks, pastor of 
En^/in First Baptist Church in Erwin, NC. 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 

Associational Directory 3-20 

Annual Meeting Agenda 21-23 

Church History of Hillmon Grove Baptist Church 24-25 

Church History of Lillington Baptist Church 25-26 

Program Participants 26-27 

Messengers To The Annua! Meeting 27-29 

Minutes to Annual Meeting 30-32 

Treasurer's Report 32-35 

ACTeam Annual Report 35-36 

Annual Church Profile Digest 36 

Baptist Children's Homes 37-39 

Baptist Retirement Homes of North Carolina, Inc 39-40 

Belarussian Children Ministry 1997 41 

Belarussian Host Families and Sponsors 42-44 

Biblical Recorder 45-46 

Budget for 1998 46-52 

Brotherhood Report 53 

Calendarfor 1997-98 54-64 

Christian Life and Public Affairs 65 

Cooperative Program/Stewardship Report 66 

Disaster Recovery Team Report 67-68 

Disclpleship Training Report/LIFE Support Network 68-69 

Evangelism Report 69-70 

Memorial 70-71 

Memoriam of Our Members 71-73 

Mision Hispana Bautista De Buies Creek Report 74-75 

Moderator and Executive Committee Report 75-76 

NC Baptist Colleges and Universities 76-77 

North Carolina Baptist Foundation 78-79 

North Carolina Baptist Hospital 79-81 

Place and Preacher Committee Report 81 

Resolutions of Appreciation 82 

Woman's Missionary Union Annual Report 83-84 

Worid Missions Report 84-85 

1997 Vacation Bible School Report 86 

Historcial Table 87-92 

Annual Church Profiles Report 93-1 13 

Constitution and Bylaws 1 14-129 

Map of LRBS'a Churches 130 



Associational Directory 

(Al! Cities are in North Carolina) 

STAFF 

Director of Missions . Daniel M. Deaton PO Box B97 Lillington 27546(h)81 4-2539 

Associational Center 1004 Summerville-Mamers Rd Lillington 27546 

Mailing Address PO Box 896 Lillington 27546(0)893-4282 (Fax) 893-2865 

Administrative Assistant 

Cassandra Holt 273 Chalybeate Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-8980 

Office Assistant 

Julia Odom-Rzonca PO Box 1058 Buies Creek 27506(h)81 4-3680 

NOMINATrON COMMITTEE REPORT 

Associational Officers 

Moderator . Jim Randolph 2714 Hillmon Grove Rd Cameron 28326(h)499-4882 

Vice Moderator. . David Whiteman PO Box 485 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-9638 

Historian Jeff Roberts 1220 Wheeler Dr Angier 27501 (h)639-9402 

Clerk Jo Lee 242 Lafayette Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-6675 

Asst. Clerk Jean Tew PO Box 670 Lillington 27546(0)893-9151 

Treasurer Marshall Woodall Rt 4 Box 273 Lillington 27546(h)893-4349 

Asst. Treasurer Emery Hobbs PO Box 386 Bunnlevel 28323(h)893-2600 

Standing Committee Representatives 

American Bible Society 

Cassandra Holt 273 Chalybeate Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-8980 

Baptist Foundation . Bruce Blackmon PO Box 8 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-3543 

Baptist Hospital Roger Johnson PO Box 368 Lillington 27546(h)893-3221 

Baptist Retirement Homes 

Ella Beach 508 South Orange Ave Dunn 28334(h)892-1039 

Children's Homes Abe Elmore PO Box 668 Dunn 28334(h)892-6661 

Coop. Program/Stewardship 

Frank Neville 309 Briarcliff Dr Dunn 28334(h)892-7578 

Evangelism .... Michael Simmons PO Box 126 Buies Creek 27506(h)897-1886 

Memorials Carl Graham 500 Wheeler Dr Angier 27501 (h)639-31 43 

Minister's Retirement . Max Eller 316 Keith Hills Rd Lillington 27546(h)893-6687 
World Missions . . Vivian Simpson PO Box 332 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-5682 

Sunday School-ACTeam 

Director Ivan Byrd Rt 4 Box 122-1 Lillington 27546(h)893-9939 

Adult Director . Cynthia Spivey 7108 Chris Cole Rd Sanford 27330(h)776-0428 
Youth Director . Kevin Keigley 52 Lafayette Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-0860 

Children Director 

Preschool Director 

Tracy Overby 105 Peach Orchard Ln Benson 27504(h)894-1123 

VBS Director Kim Hendrick Rt 1 Box 534 Broadway 27505(h)499-5788 

Discipleship Supporters Council 

David Oyster, Director 

1804 Holly Springs Church Rd Broadway 27505(h)258-3103 



Billy Wicker, Bible Drill Director ..... Rt 4 Box 57 Lillington 27546(h)893-8748 

Rhonda Horinka 5516 US 401 N Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)557-0895 

Steve Davis 701 Jackson Rd Dunn 28334(h)892-5832 

Baptist Men 

Earl Gray, Director PO Box 116 Kipling 27534(h)552-7957 

Clark Kershner, Missions Leader 2108 Tramway Rd Sanford 27330(h)776-8588 

Charles Rambeau 108 Westfield Dr Dunn 28334(h)891-1912 

Preston Moms 2716 Peppermill Rd Sanford 27330(h)258-3663 

Eric Dziedzic 308 West B St Erwin 28339(h)897-6045 

Danny Lewis 8358 NC Hwy 27 W Lillington 27546(h)893-5267 

Royce Cmmpler Rt 7 Box 335 Dunn 28334(h)892-6514 

Robert Wood PO Box 1403 Lillington 27546(h)893-2525 

Disaster Recovery Team 

Marion Hobbs, Director Rt 1 Box 81 .Bunnlevel 28323(h)893-8936 

Charles Rambeau 108 Westfield Dr Dunn 28334(h)891-1912 

Clark Kershner 2108 Tramway Rd Sanford 27330(h)776-8588 

Robert Wood PO Box 1403 Lillington 27546(h)893-2525 

Music 

Jim Corbett, Director 113 Highland Dr Lillington 27546(h)893-3899 

Youth 

Director 

Woman's Missionary Union 

Dorothy Barham, Director PO Box 371 Lillington 27546(h)893-3309 

Becky Allen, Assistant Director 8253 Old US 421 Lillington 27546(h)893-51 17 
Linda Cameron, Secretary/Treasurer . . 372 Oak St Lillington 27546(h)893-9812 

Beanie Roberts, Missions Involvement Consultant 

1220 Wheeler Dr Angler 27501 (h)639-9402 

Melissa Honeycutt, Assistant Mission Involvement Consultant 

Rt 3 Box 646 Lillington 27546(h)893-9404 

Cheryl Crulchshank, Missions Growth Consultant 

84 Femside Ct Angier 27501 (h)639-01 97 

Claudia Hayes, Baptist Nursing Fellowship Consultant 

Rt 6 Box 497 Sanford 27330(h)499-9665 

Dawn Esslinger, Assistant Baptist Nursing Fellowship Consultant 

Rt 6 Box 84 Lillington 27546(h)893-5321 

Barbara Byrd, Women on Missions .... Rt 1 Box 556 Erwin 28339(h)893-4895 

Barbara Butler, Assistant Women on Missions 

Rt 2 Box 289 Lillington 27546(h)893-5389 

Stephanie Needham, Acteens Consultant 

PO Box 2505 Broadway 27505(h)258-9648 

Cathy Callahan, Assistant Acteens Consultant 

Rt 2 Box 218-B Cameron 28326(h)499-9605 

Debbie Dail, Girls-ln-Action Consultant 

201 Edgewater Dr Broadway 27505(h)258-6927 



Alice Davis, Assistant Girls-ln-Action Consultant 

PO Box 249 Lillington 27546(h)8 14-2 190 

Tammy Farley, Mission Friends Consultant 

101 Crestview Dr Dunn 28334(h)892-0194 

Deana Parry, Assistant Mission Friends Consultant 

104 Fraser Circle Linden 28356(h)897-8017 

Military Ministry Committee 
EXP. 

1998 Max Eller 316 Keith Hills Rd Lillington 27546(h)893-6687 

1998 Steve Devane Rt 4 Box 627 Dunn 28334(h)892-2920 

1998 Clark Kershner 2108 Tramway Rd Sanford 27330(h)776-8588 

1999 Joe Taylor 7814 Sierra Trail Spring Lake 28390(h)497-1989 

1999 Daria Taylor 7814 Sierra Trail Spring Lake 28390(h)497-1989 

2000 David Hess Rt 7 Box 36 A Spring Lake 28390(h)960-8365 

2000 Joe Sakas Rt 1 Box 452-B Spring Lake 28390(h)436-3930 

Missions Development Council 

EXP. 

1998 Ray Standi 1392 Massengill Pond Rd Angler 27501 (h)639-2551 

1998 Chris Wroten 384 Hillmon Grove Rd Cameron 28326(h)499-5315 

1998 Richard Walker . . . 9808 Kennebec Church Rd Angler 27501 (h)639-9762 

1999 Judy Taylor Rt 1 Box 54 Erwin 28339(h)897-8736 

1999 Steve Pegram 700 N Ashe Ave Dunn 28334(h)892-2842 

1999 Earl Esslinger Rt 6 Box 84 Lillington 27546(h)893-5321 

2000 Max Eller 316 Keith Hills Rd Lillington 27546(h)893-6687 

20Q0 Hal Jernigan Rt 3 Box 558 Dunn 28334(h)897-5405 

Personnel Committee 

EXP. 

1998 David Whiteman, Chainnan 

PO Box 485 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-4162 

1998 Betty Spence Rt 6 Box 577 Lillington 27546(h)893-5630 

1998 Leai7 Knight Rt 1 Box 71 Broadway 27505(h)258-9557 

1999 Jerry Hicks 703 East E St Erwin 28339(h)897-8051 

1999 David Heinzman 718 West J St Erwin 28339(h)897-6144 

1999 Manford Hardee PO Box 565 Lillington 27546(h)639-3333 

2000 Cynthia Spivey 7108 Chris Cole Rd Sanford 27330(h)776-0428 

2000 Wayne Hatcher PO Box 1679 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-6086 

2000 Becky Puttman 10678 Old US 421 Broadway 27505(h)258-6836 

Finance Committee 

EXP. 

Marshall Woodall, Ex Officio ... Rt 4 Box 273 Lillington 27546(h)893-4349 

1998 Grover Blackburn, Chairman 

40 High Meadow Dr Angler 27501 (h)639-4300 

1998 Mike Parham 312 Coleridge Dr Dunn 28334(h)892-1203 

1999 Georgia Lee Brown Rt 3 Box 630 Lillington 27546(h)893-4301 

1999 Ken Buss PO Box 902 Lillington 27546(h)893-2566 

2000 Charles Burns 213 Upper Deck Sanford 27330(h)499-4789 



2000 Richard Byrd PO Box 237 Bunnlevel 28323(h)893-5128 

Trustees 
EXP. 

1998 C. E. Oxford 702 Strickland Ln Lillington 27546(h)893-9547 

1999 Brenda Burgess Rt 2 Box 280 Lillington 27546(h)893-5735 

2000 Ernest Simmons PO Box 595 Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-5562 

Ordination Committee 

Jim Randolph, Ex Officio 2714 Hillmon Grove Rd Cameron 28326(h)499-4882 

Wayne Hatcher, Chairman PO Box 1679 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-6086 

Dean Beck, Member PO Box 1276 Buies Creek 27506(h)81 4-2454 

Mark Morris, Member PO Box 670 Lillington 27546(h)893-6782 

Woodrow Neal, Member . . . 11^ Lafayette Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-9389 

Constitution and Policy 
EXP. 

1998 Cassandra Holt .. . 273 Chalybeate Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-8980 

1999 Bob Holder PO Box 516 Oliva 28368(h)499-9450 

2000 Wayne Oakes 9436 Jen Mar Dr Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)557-6112 

Building and Grounds 

EXP. 

1998 Henry Rawls ... 469 Pi ney Grove Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-5480 

1999 Jerry Johnson Rt 2 Box 12 Coats 27521(h)897-7462 

1999 Jerry Hicks, Chairman 703 East E St En^/in 28339(h)897-8051 

Council on Pastoral Ministries 

Martin Groover, Chairman PO Box 525 Mamers 27552(h)893-4678 

Charles Price 401 South 14th St Erwin 28339(h)897-4812 

Mike Cogdill PO Box 455 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-6387 

Jim Burgin Rt 1 Box 315 Lillington 27546(h)893-6673 

Council on Hispanic Ministries 

Scott Avery, Chairman PO Box 355 Coats 27521 (h)897-5360 

Ismael Rivera 665 Lafayette Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-2477 

David Steegar, Vice Chairman ... PO Box 848 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-5300 

Sheryl Davy PO Box 245 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-8718 

Nancy Blackmon, Secretary. ... 5145 Hwy 87 North Sanford 27330(h)499-5544 

Rich Wheeler 63 Fairway Ln Sanford 27330(h)498-2171 

South African Partnership 

Alice Davis, Chairman PO Box 249 Lillington 27546(h)814-2190 

Senior Adult Ministry 

Joyce Pulliam, Chairman Rt 1 Box 370 Lillington 27546(h)893-3136 

Baptist Foundation 

Bruce Blackmon, Chairman PO Box 8 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-3543 

Georgia Lee Brov^n Rt 3 Box 630 Lillington 27546(h)893-4301 



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Earl Esslinger Rt 6 Box 84 Lilllngton 27546(h)893-5321 

Barry Hoyle 1602 Wellons Ave Dunn 28334(h)891-1047 

Earl Jones PO Box 98 Coats 27521(h)893-3523 

George Simmons 16048 NC Hwy 27 W Sanford 27330(h)499-6423 

Dan Deaton PO Box 896 Lillington 27546(0)893-4282 

Jim Randolph 2714 Hillmon Grove .Rd Cameron 28326(h)499-4882 

Marshall Woodall Rt 4 Box 273 Lillington 27546(h)893-4349 

Evangelism Committee 

Michael Simmons, Chairman PO Box 126 Buies Creek 27506(h)897-1886 

Don Needham 219 Dalrymple Farm Rd Broadway 27505(h)258-9648 

Russell Blackmon 5145 Hwy 87 North Sanford 27330(h)499-5544 

Belarus Steering Committee 

Bill Tomlinson, Chairman . . 500 Woodman Dr Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-9443 

Donald Dawson 786 Elliott Bridge Rd Fayetteville 28311(h)488-4683 

Jim Roberts Rt 4 Box 394 Lillington 27546(h)814-2812 

Teresa Roberts Rt 4 Box 394 Lillington 27546(h)814-2812 

Joe Sakas Rt 1 Box 452-B Spring Lake 28390(h)436-3930 

Christine Avery PO Box 355 Coats 27521 (h)897-5360 

Chartes Price 401 South 14th St Erwin 28339(h)897-4812 

Eari Gray PO Box 116 Kipling 27543(h)552-7957 

Jan McKnight PO Box 201 Buies Crek 27506(h)893-8049 

Gail Denning PO Box 663 Coats 27521 (h)897-8883 

Judy Holland Rt 2 Box 221-J Angier 27501 (h)639-8929 

Shirley Simmons PO Box 595 Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-5562 

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS BY THE MODERATOR 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

Mark Morris, Chairman Lillington Baptist Church 

Clara Langston Memorial Baptist Church 

Betty Price South Erwin Baptist Church 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE 

Michael Simmons, Chairman Buies Creek First Baptist Church 

Jesse Mooney Coats Baptist Church 

Jerry Parsons Holly Springs Baptist Church 

PLACE AND PREACHER COMMITTEE 

John Stephenson Coats Baptist Church 

Mike Stinson Chalybeate Springs Baptist Church 

Jerry Parsons Holly Springs Baptist Church 

RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE 

Alice Davis Lillington Baptist Church 

Rudy West Lillington Baptist Church 



Representatives on Associational Executive Board 

Anderson Creek . . . Ralph Darch Rt 4 Box 705 Spring Lake 28390(h)497-2508 

Angier Avis Hall PO Box 155 Angier 27501 (h)639-2394 

Antioch Martin Groover PO Box 525 Mamers 27552(h)893-4678 

Baptist Chapel George Stallings PO Box 489 Broadway 27505(h)258-3766 

Baptist Grove 

Billy Crabtree 6140 Christian Light Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-5435 

Broadway Tom Lee PO Box 128 Broadway 27505(h)258-6561 

Buies Creek First William Boyd PO Box 449 Coats 27521(h)897-3545 

Calvary Fred McDonald 6988 NC Hwy 27 W Lillington 27546(h)893-4798 

Chalybeate Springs 

Fon-est Penny 40 Baptist Grove Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-4274 

Coats . . . . , Jimmy Allen 419 Keith Hills Rd Lillington 27546 

Crestview Don Davis PO Box 1342 Dunn 28335(h)822-8710 

Crossroads Ken Dalton PO Box 1177 Lillington 27546(h)639-6766 

Duncan Ruben Heam PO Box 1311 Lillington 27546 

Duncan Phil Weathers Rt 1 Box 225 Fuquay-Varina 27526 

Dunn First Muny Phillips 200 Violet Rd Dunn 28334(h)892-8309 

Dunn First Charies Turnage 610 West Divine St Dunn 28334(h)892-2297 

Dunn Second Steve Davis 701 Jackson Rd Dunn 28334(h)892-8526 

East En/vin Ron Byrd PO Box 1114 Coats 27521 (h)897-5322 

Erwin First Floyd Glover 402 East H St Erwin 28339(h)897-5759 

Faith Wayne Tart 538 Morgan Rd Benson 27504(h)894-3584 

Fellowship James Taylor PO Box 1596 Lillington 27546(h)893-9517 

Flatwoods Roy McLamb PO Box 1348 Lillington 27546(h)776-3052 

Friendship Steve Gordon PO Box 120 Bunnlevel 28323(h)893-9623 

Gourd Springs Dan Gonia Rt 1 Box 546 Broadway 27505(h)499-4529 

Harmony John Atkins PO Box 663 Lillington 27546(h)893-3731 

Hillmon Grove 

Jim Randolph 2714 Hillmon Grove Rd Cameron 28326(h)499-4882 

Holly Springs ... Claris Kershner 2108 Tramway Rd Sanford 27330(h)776-8588 

Kennebec 

Richard Walker 9804 Kennebec Church Rd Angier 27501 (h)639-9762 

Lillington Mark Moms PO Box 670 Lillington 27546(h)893-6782 

Macedonia. . Danny Jarmon 10481 NCHwy42 Holly Springs 27540(h)552-7373 

Memorial Clara Langston PO Box 115 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-3502 

Neill's Creek 

LInwood Matthews 970 Chalybeate Springs Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)639-2559 

New Hope Joe Sakas Rt 1 Box 452-B Spring Lake 28390(h)436-3930 

N. Clinton Avenue John Pearson 105 Holly St Dunn 28334(h)892-4313 

Oak Grove Rick Jefferds 2405 Mitchell Rd Angier 27501 (h)639-8448 

Piney Grove Chapel . Wayne Benson 739 Aquilla Rd Benson 27504(h)894-5441 
Pleasant Memory . Standi Baucom 1062 E Justin Dr Garner 27520(h)550-4939 

Rawls 

.... Henry Rawls 469 Piney Grove Rawls Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-5480 

South Erwin Ronnie Byrd PO Box 282 Erwin 28339(h)897-6118 

Swanns Station 

Russell Blackmon 5145 Hwy 87 North Sanford 27330(h)499-5544 

Trinity Cari Graham 500 Wheeler Dr Angier 2750 1(h)639-3 143 

Westfield Steve DeVane Rt 4 Box 627 Dunn 28334(h)892-2920 



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ORDAINED MINISTERS 

Wayne Ballard PO Box 603 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-1143 

Walter Barge PO Box 993 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-2382 

Standi Baucom 1062 E Justin Dr Garner 27520(h)550-4939 

Dean Beck PO Box 1276 Buies Creek 27506(h)814-2454 

Grover Blackburn PO Box 130 Angler 27501 (h)639-4300 

Russell Blackmon 5145 Hwy 87 North Sanford 27330(h)499-5544 

Kenny Bledsoe PO Box 1 17 Angler 27501 (h)639-8602 

Phillip Burden Rt 1 Box 233-A Holly Springs 27540(h)552-0368 

Lynn Buzzard PO Box 891 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-8536 

Ron Byrd PO Box 1114 Coats 27521(h)897-5322 

Billy Crabtree 6140 Christian Light Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-8592 

Mike Cogdill PO Box 455 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-6387 

Dennis Collins PO Box 683 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-6483 

Ken Dalton 1005 Deer Run Ct Angier 27501 (h)639-6776 

Ralph Darch Rt 2 Box 71 -A Linden 28356(h)436-3930 

Don Davis PO Box 1461 Dunn 28334(h)892-8710 

Steve Davis 701 Jackson Rd Dunn 28334(h)892-8526 

Max Eller 316 Keith Hills Rd Llllington 27546(h)893-6687 

Stiles Ellyson PO Box 354 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-5396 

David Fleming PO Box 855 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-5086 

Thomas Freeman 509 S. General Lee Ave Dunn 28334(h)892-7953 

Colon Godwin 746 Christmas Tree Rd Dunn 28334(h)892-6159 

Steve Gordon PO Box 120 Bunnlevel 28323(h)893-9623 

Carl Graham 500 Wheeler Dr Angier 27501 (h)639-31 43 

V. Martin Groover PO Box 522 Mamers 27552(h)893-4678 

Wayne Hatcher PO Box 1679 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-6086 

Ddnald Herrick 400 Wheeler Dr Angier 27501 (h)639-4784 

Jenry Hicks 703 East E St Erwin 28339(h)897-8051 

Earl Howard PO Box 1318 Angier 27501 (h)639-2450 

Danny Jamnon 10481 NC Hwy 42 Holly Springs 27540(h)552-7373 

Rick Jefferds 2405 Mitchell Rd Angier 27501 (h)639-8448 

Clyde Johnson PO Box 176 Broadway 27505(h)258-6100 

Glenn Jonas PO Box 143 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-5658 

Doug Jones PO Box 1492 Buies Creek 27506(h)8 14-0440 

Donald Keyser PO Box 125 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-3814 

Leary Knight 11797 US 421 North Broadway 27505(h)258-9557 

Dale Lee PO Box 1454 Angier 27501 (h)639-4728 

David Lee 9610C NC 50 North Angier 27501 (h)894-7985 

Thomas Lee 301 First St Broadway 27505(h)258-6561 

Danny Lewis 8358 NC Hwy 27 West Lillington 27546(h)893-5267 

George Magill 212 Magill Dr Broadway 27505(h)258-3337 

Sandy Marks 478 The Ave Clinton 28328(h)564-5635 

Richard McDuffie PO Box 1935 Dunn 28334(h)892-5070 

Hugh McKinley PO Box 850 Buies Creek 27506(h)814-0170 

J. T. Mercado 693 Bill Avery Rd Coats 27521 (h)897-2649 

Jesse Mooney PO Box 310 Coats 27521(h)897-2714 

Mark Morris PO Box 507 Lillington 27546(h)893-6782 

Thomas Mowery PO Box 566 Coats 27521(h)897-2805 

Woodrow Neal 779 Lafayette Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-9389 

Frank Neville 309 Briarcliff Dr Dunn 28334(h)892-7578 



M. Wayne Oakes 9436 Jen Mar Dr Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)557-6112 

Carroll Owenby 2103 S Elm Aven Dunn 28334(h)891-4427 

David Oyster 1804 Holly Springs Church Rd Broadway 27505(h)258-3103 

Jerry Parsons 275 Holly Springs Church Rd Broadway 27505(h)258-3144 

Steve Pegram 107 N Byrd Dr Dunn 28334(h)892-2842 

Donald Penny PC Box 1289 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-8767 

Eslie Phillips 207 Keith Hills Rd Lillington 27546(h)893-9154 

Ann Reece PC Box 429 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-3322 

John Robertson PO Box 476 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-5600 

Jeff Roberts 1220 Wheeler Dr Angier 27501 (h)639-9402 

Stephen Rzonca PO Box 1058 Buies Creek 27506(h)8 14-3680 

Joe Sakas Rt 1 Box 452-B Spring Lake 28390(h)436-3930 

Wayne Schlink 11000 Ray Rd Spring Lake 28390(h)436-0362 

Michael Simmons PO Box 473 Buies Creek 27506(h)897-1886 

Henry Simpson PO Box 332 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-5682 

Grover Smith PO Box 730 Lillington 27546(h)893-9118 

George Stallings 104 Belmont Ln Broadway 27505(h)258-3766 

John Stephenson PO Box 339 Coats 2752 1(h)897-6 162 

Michael Stinson 283 Chalybeate Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)557-9293 

Donald C. Strother PO Box 483 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-5802 

Tommy Talton Rt 2 Box 289 Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-0459 

A. C. Tatem 5741 Crenshaw Dr Hope Mills 28348(h)424-1883 

James Taylor 165 Oak St Lillington 27546(h)893-9517 

Grover Vaughan 107 Lillington St Angier 27501 (h)639-44 16 

Jeny Wallace PO Box 256 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-2988 

Richard Walker 9804 Kennebec Church Rd Angier 27501 (h)639-9762 

Joe Watterson .... 1756 Holly Springs Church Rd Broadway 27505(h)258-6008 

Floyd West Rt 4 Box 712 Spring Lake 28390(h)497-1307 

Robert West PO Box 71 Lillington 27546(h)893-9161 

David Whiteman PO Box 448 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-9638 

Robert Wilson .... 1916 Holly Springs Church Rd Broadway 27505(h)258-3140 

Chris Wroten 346 Hillmon Grove Rd Cameron 28326(h)499-5315 

Brotherhood Directors 

Angier Earl Gray PO Box 116 Kipling 27543(h)552-7957 

Antioch Eldon Sloan PO Box 70 Broadway 27505(h)258-6083 

Baptist Grove Steve Cook PO Box 1632 Apex 27502(h)552-7095 

Broadway Tommy Rosser PO Box 328 Broadway 27505(h)258-3756 

Buies Creek First . . Demery Austin PO Box 519 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-3263 
Calvary . . . Donald Holder 1475 Leaflet Church Rd Lillington 27546(h)893-2815 

Chalybeate Springs 

Bill Tomlinson 500 Woodman Dr Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-9443 

Coats Lee Shearin 114 Whippoorwill Rd Coats 2752 1(h)897-4 100 

Crestview Ed Jackson 1042 Core Rd Dunn 28334(h)892-8007 

Dunn First Bobby West PO Box 1267 Dunn 28334(h)892-1451 

East Erwin Eric Dziedzic 308 West B St Erwin 28339(h)897-6045 

Erwin First Harold Dorman 300 East F St EnA^in 28339(h)897-3052 

Faith Wayne Stanley Rt 3 Box 192 Dunn 28334(h)892-7344 

Friendship Richard Byrd PO Box 237 Bunnlevel 28323(h)893-5128 

Gourd Springs Steve Griffin Rt 3 Box 614 Spring Lake 28390(h)497-1969 

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Hillmon Grove David Valtin 40 Hilltop Ln Cameron 28326(h)499-0656 

Holly Springs Frank Shue 483 Shue Rd Broadway 27505(h)258-6677 

Lillington Earl Esslinger Rt 6 Box 84 Lillington 27546(h)893-5321 

Memorial Tom Collins PO Box 584 Buies Creek 27504(h)8 14-2308 

Neill's Creek Robert Wood PO Box 1403 Lillington 27546(h)893-2525 

Pleasant Memory Tony Pope Rt 2 Box 146 Angier 27501 (h)897-4967 

Rawls Ernest Simmons PO Box 595 Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-5562 

Swanns Station 

Charles Burns 213 Upper Deck Dr Sanford 27330(h)499-4789 

Westfield Abe Elmore 124 Fairfield Cir Dunn 28334(h)892-6661 

Chairman of Deacons 

Angier Earl Gray PO Box 116 Kipling 27543(h)552-7957 

Baptist Chapel Ronnie Currin PO Box 826 Broadway 27505(h)258-6329 

Baptist Grove . Robert Smith 5371 US 401 N Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-6910 

Broadway Chuck Sikes 120 Johnson St Broadway 27505(h)258-9203 

Buies Creek First Dean Martin PO Box 487 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-2102 

Calvary Fred McDonald 6988 NC 27 West Lillington 27546(h)893-4798 

Chalybeate Springs 

Edsel Smith 829 Lennie Smith Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-2650 

Coats Jimmy Allen 419 Keith Hills Rd Lillington 27546(h)891-8093 

Duncan T. C. O'Connell 707 Oak St Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-5477 

Dunn Second Lonal Whittenton 1110 Friendly Rd Dunn 28334(h)892-5428 

East Erwin James Weaver Rt 4 Box 323 Dunn 28334(h)892-6087 

Erwin First Ed Stephens 304 N 12th St Erwin 28339(h)897-5707 

Faith Wayne Tart 538 Morgan Rd Benson 27504(h)894-3584 

Fellowship Ronald West Rt 4 Box 159-E Lillington 27546(h)893-82l1 

Gourd Springs 

Woody Griffin 1921 Bear St Spring Lake 28390(h)497-2049 

Harmony John Atkins PO Box 663 Lillington 27546(h)893-3731 

Hillmon Grove 

Jim Randolph 2714 Hillmon Grove Rd Cameron 28326(h)499-4882 

Holly Springs . . . Clark Kershner 2108 Tramway Rd Sanford 27330(h)776-8588 
Kennebec . Leonard Reichert 2937 Tram Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)639-6669 

Lillington Neil McPhail PO Box 614 Lillington 27546(h)893-9731 

Macedonia Bill Daniel 79 Truelove Rd Holly Springs 27540(h)552-1859 

Memorial Leiia Blackmon PO Box 8 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-3543 

Neill's Creek Marshall Woodall Rt 4 Box 273 Lillington 27546(h)893-4349 

New Hope David Hess Rt 7 Box 360-A Spring Lake 28390(h)960-8365 

North Clinton Avenue Del Wheeler 1501 Fairview Street Dunn 28334(h)892-4236 

Oak Grove Lavem Gaskin 2545 Sheriff Johnson Rd Lillington 27546 

Piney Grove Chapel Wayne Benson 739 Aqulla Rd Benson 27504(h)894-5441 

Pleasant Memory Dwigth Parrish Rt 3 Box 156 A Angier 27501 

Rawls Thomas Moore 5550 Rawls Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-4028 

Swanns Station Bill Douglas 4021 Carson Dr Sanford 27330(h)776-9742 

Trinity Jeff Hardin Rt 3 Box 296-D Angier 27501 (h)639-6900 

Westfield Steve Devane Rt 4 Box 627 Dunn 28334(h)892-2920 



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Church Clerks 

Angier Glenda McLeod PO Box 120 Angier 27501 (h)639-4862 

Antioch Marjorie Martin PO Box 451 Mamers 27552(h)893-5601 

Baptist Chapel Bonnie Currin PO Box 826 Broadway 27505(h)258-6329 

Baptist Grove 

Virgie Anderson 2024 Baptist Grove Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-3383 

Broadway Cynthia Myers 426 Main St Broadway 27505(h)258-9978 

Buies Creek First 

Carolyn Johnson Rt 6 Box 446 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-4747 

Calvary Doris Barefoot 335 Quail Rd Lillington 27546(h)893-9200 

Chalybeate Springs 

. . Hilda Crocker 4027 Chalybeate Springs Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-3207 

Coats Lynda Butler Rt 3 Box 556 Dunn 28334(h)897-4175 

Crestview Sara Coats 860 Roy Jackson Rd Dunn 28334(h)892-8821 

Crossroads Carol Moffitt 243 Cummings Rd Lillington 27546(h)893-6366 

Duncan T. C. O'Connell 707 Oak St Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-5477 

Dunn First Hilda Wilson 1110 Men^ St Dunn 28334(h)892-3215 

Dunn Second Laura Strickland Rt 1 Box 819 Dunn 28334(h)892-7050 

East Erwin Rhonda Edwards 910 Walnut Dr Erwin 28339(h)897-7260 

Envin First Leah Woodall 408 Old Post Rd Erwin 28339(h)897-5454 

Faith Gladys Altman Rt 2 Box 686 Dunn 28334(h)892-2833 

Fellowship Bryant Roger 1002 Benton St Angier 27501 (h)639-6544 

Friendship Fannie Lou Byrd PO Box 237 Bunnlevel 28323(h)893-5128 

Gourd Springs Marie GrifTin Rt 3 Box 614 Spring Lake 28390(h)491-1969 

Harmony Georgia Wilkins PO Box 562 Lillington 27546(h)893-3482 

Hillmon Grove 

Becky Wroten 346 Hillmon Grove Rd Cameron 28326(h)499-5315 

Holly Springs Susan Britt PO Box 3781 Sanford 27330(h)499-0416 

Kennebec Donna Relchert 2937 Tram Rd Angier 27501 (h)639-6669 

Lillington Joyce Oliver PO Box 713 Lillington 27546(h)893-2745 

Macedonia .... Sherry Daniel 79 Tmelove Rd Holly Springs 27540(h)552-1859 

Memorial Barry Howard 207 Maple Dr Erwin 28339(h)893-4162 

Neill's Creek Robert Wood PO Box 1403 Lillington 27546(h)893-2525 

New Hope Faye Cox Rt 1 Box 399-A Spring Lake 28390(h)497-4650 

N. Clinton Avenue Jean Sumner 1 1 1 Beaie St Dunn 28334(h)892-4554 

Oak Grove Virgia Avery PO Box 866 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-4058 

Piney Grove Chapel . . . Lois Baker 3068 Benson Rd Angier 27501 (h)639-4810 
Pleasant Memory . Ramona Franklin Rt 1 Box 277 Lillington 27546(h)893-3033 
Rawls ... Gaynelle Holder 10800 US 401 N Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-6166 
Swanns Station . . . Charies Bums 213 Upper Deck Sanford 27330(h)499-4789 

Trinity Wendy Carter 403 Lester St Angier 27501 (h)639-4983 

Westfield Jewell Allen 606 Davis Ave Dunn 28334(h)892-1966 

Church Secretaries 

Angier Sondra Matthews 1234 Montague Rd Angier 27501 

Angier Glenda McLeod PO Box 120 Angier 27501 

Antioch Marjorie Martin PO Box 451 Mamers 27552 

Broadway Agnes McNeill 919 Buckhom Rd Sanford 27330 



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Buies Creek First Carolyn Johnson Rt 6 Box 446 Buies Creek 27506 

Calvary Linda Holder 1475 Leaflet Church Rd Lillington 27546 

Chalybeate Springs . . . Vickie Turner 238 Chalybeate Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526 

Coats Linda Cameron 372 Cak St Lillington 27546 

Crestview Sara Coats 860 Jackson Rd Dunn 28334 

Crossroads Rebecca Strickland PO Box 1177 Lillington 27546 

Dunn First Sherri McKinnon 151 Jackson Trail Dunn 28334 

East EnA/in Judy Glover PO Box 416 Erwin 28339 

EnA/in First Deana Parry 104 Fraser Circle Linden 28356 

Faith Tammey Jackson 109 Rose Circle Dunn 28334 

Fellowship Bryant Rogers 1002 Benton St Angier 27501 

Friendship Barbara Byrd Rt 1 Box 556 Erwin 28339 

Hillmon Grove Becky Wroten 346 Hillmon Grove Rd Cameron 28326 

Holly Springs Susan Britt PO Box 3781 Sanford 27330 

Kennebec Donna Reichert 2937 Tram Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526 

Lillington Jean Tew PO Box 670 Lillington 27546 

Macedonia Sherry Daniel 79 Truelove Rd Holly Springs 27540 

Memorial Connie Ennis PO Box 485 Buies Creek 27506 

New Hope Margie Pearson 210 Happy Valley Dr Spring Lake 28390 

Pleasant Memory Verona Altman Rt 1 Box 81 Angier 27501 

Swanns Station . . . Marie Morris 701 D. Timber Place- Wicker St Sanford 27330 

Trinity Betty Smith Rt 3 Box 397A Angier 27501 

Westfield Judy Glover 1004 Walnut Dr Erwin 28339 

Church Treasurers 

Angier Reecie Partin 262 Pearidge Rd Willow Springs 27592(h)639-2475 

Aritioch Marjorie Martin PO Box 451 Mamers 27552(h)893-5601 

Baptist Chapel . . . Donna Baylor 2210 Buckhom Rd Sanford 27330(h)258-5122 

Broadway Donna Johnson 216 Beale Dr Broadway 27505(h)258-3710 

Buies Creek First . . . C. E. Oxford 702 Strickland Ln Lillington 27546(h)893-9547 
Calvary .... Iris McDonald 6988 NC Hwy 27 West Lillington 27546(h)893-4798 

Chalybeate Springs 

Carol Spence 1078 Spence Mill Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-2448 

Coats Dovie Beasley PO Box 476 Coats 27521 (h)897-5296 

Crestview Jane Westbrook 3856 Timothy Rd Dunn 28334(h)567-2687 

Crossroads Kate Siletzky PO Box 513 Lillington 27546(h)893-9733 

Duncan Betty Jean Betts Rt 1 Box 207 Holly Springs 27540(h)552-5466 

Dunn First Steve Herring 205 West Pope St Dunn 28334(h)892-8879 

Dunn Second Gina Rambeau 108 Westfield Dr Dunn 28334(h)891-1912 

East Erwin Carolyn Avery PO Box 485 Dunn 28335(h)892-7696 

EnA/in First Rusty Godwin 201 Marion Dr En^/in 28339(h)897-7819 

Faith Gladys Altman Rt 2 Box 686 Dunn 28334(h)892-2833 

Fellowship Faye Kalwara Rt 4 Box 88 Lillington 27546(h)893-8442 

Friendship Paula Dunham Rt 1 Box 176 Linden 28356(h)980-0242 

Gourd Springs Brenda Haire Rt 5 Box 579 Spring Lake 28390(h)893-4368 

Hamnony Julia Atkins PO Box 663 Lillington 27546(h)893-3731 

Hillmon Grove Ruby Nalley 129 Old NC 87 Cameron 28326(h)498-2074 

Holly Springs Brenda Burgess Rt 2 Box 280 Lillington 27546(h)893-5735 



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Kennebec Patsy McLeod Rt 4 Box 274 Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)639-4876 

Lillington Jean Tew PO Box 670 Lillington 27546(h)893-9151 

Macedonia Sherry Daniel 79 Truelove Rd Holly Springs 27540(h)552-1859 

Memorial Alton Hardison PO Box 576 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-8171 

Neill's Creek Joyce Jones PO Box 211 Angier 27501 (h)639-4548 

New Hope Joyce Stewart 307 Longview Dr Fayetteville 28311(h)488-6709 

North Clinton Avenue .... John Pearson 105 Holly St Dunn 28334(h)892-4313 

Oak Grove Donald Roberts PO Box 422 Coats 27521 (h)894-5856 

Piney Grove Chapel . Wayne Benson 739 Aqulla Rd Benson 27504(h)894-5441 
Pleasant Memory . . Barbara Ennis PO Box 271 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-2181 

Rawls 

. Chester Snipes 3817 Piney Grove Wilbon Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-2798 

Swanns Station 

Marie Morris 701 D. Timber Place-Wicker St Sanford 27330(h)708-7085 

Thnity Marie Pleasant PO Box 667 Angier 27501 (h)639-2810 

Westfield Phillip Harrison 303 Chaucer Ct Dunn 28334(h)892-4453 

Discipleship Training Directors 

Antioch Shirley Hogue 2949 McDougald Rd Lillington 27546(h)893-8755 

Broadway Thomas Lee 301 First St Broadway 27505(h)258-6561 

Calvary Fred McDonald 6988 NC 27 West Lillington 27546(h)893-4798 

Dunn First Phil Fusco 1003 Menv St Dunn 28334(h)892-4546 

Friendship .... Charies Rittenbury Rt 1 Box 123D Bunnlevel 28323(h)893-2490 
Gourd Springs . . Wayne Schlink 11000 Ray Rd Spring Lake 28390(h)436-0362 

Hillmon Grove Wylene Keily 403 West Rd Cameron 28326(h)499-0656 

Holly Springs 

David Oyster 1804 Holly Springs Church Rd Broadway 27505(h)258-3103 

Kennebec 

Joe Hazel 8413 Amanda Cassie Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)639-0148 

N Clinton Avenue Toby Sumner 1 1 1 Beale St Dunn 28334(h)892-4554 

Westfield Steve Devane Rt 4 Box 627 Dunn 28334(h)892-2920 

Ministers of Children 

Angier Linda Young 101 A Hwy 210 E Angier 27501 (h)639-4306 

Antioch Christine Avery PO Box 355 Coats 27521 (h)897-5360 

Buies Creek First . . . Donna Beck PO Box 1276 Buies Creek 27506(h)81 4-2454 

Chalybeate Springs 

Kevin Keigley 52 Lafayette Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-0860 

Crossroads Carol Motfitt 243 Cummings Rd Lillington 27546(h)893-6366 

Dunn First Jenny White 810 N. General Lee Ave Dunn 28334(h)892-7454 

Holly Springs Janis Martindale 1908 Phillips Dr Sanford 27330(h)776-9206 

Memorial Bruce Powers PO Box 1085 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-4700 

Mision Hispana . . . Cathy Mercado 693 Bill Avery Rd Coats 27521(h)897-2649 

Neill's Creek Matt Thomas Rt 1 Box 109 Lillington 27546(h)893-9687 

Rawls Tonya Nutt 395 Frabow Dr Holly Springs 27540(h)552-8520 

Trinity Tenri Farmer PO Box 215 Angier 27501 (h)639-6057 



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Ministers of Education 

Dunn Second Chris Hobgood 3115 D1 Calvary Dr Raleigh 27604 

Fellowship Sue Thomas Rt 4 Box 277 Lillington 27546(h)893-4757 

Holly Springs . . Cynthia Spivey 7108 Chris Cole Rd Sanford 27330(h)776-0428 
Lillington Alice Davis PO Box 249 Lillington 27546(h)814-2190 

Ministers of Music 

Angler . . . Darwin Townsend 2953 Tram Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)639-8993 

Antioch Christine Avery PO Box 355 Coats 27521(h)897-5360 

Baptist Chapel . . . Clara Howard 1255 Buckhom Rd Sanford 27330(h)258-6226 
Baptist Grove .... Joe Starr 104 E Spring St Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-7312 

Broadway Carolyn Walls 114 Edgewater Dr Broadway 27505(h)258-3737 

Buies Creek First . Dorothy Mulllns PO Box 342 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-1942 

Calvary Linda Holder 1475 Leaflet Church Rd Lillington 27546(h)893-2815 

Chalybeate Springs 

Marsha Dorman 613 Parker St Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-3441 

Coats Christy Wilson 1053 Silas Moore Rd Benson 27504(h)894-8154 

Crestview Jane Westbrook 3856 Timothy Rd Dunn 28334(h)567-2687 

Dunn First Laney KItrell 600 South Orange Ave Dunn 28334(h)892-4253 

Dunn Second . . . Mark Whiting PO Box 13761 Wake Forest 27587(h)562-0622 

East Erwin Carolyn Dorman 205 Pineview St Erwin 28339(h)897-4340 

Erwin First Teresa Aiken 202 South 11th St Erwin 28339(h)897-3225 

Faith . . Janice Gaskins 2659 Shemff Johnson Rd Lillington 27526(h)893-2070 

Fellowship Sandra Taylor 165 Oak St Lillington 27546(h)893-9517 

Gourd Springs 

Woody Griffm 1921 Bemard St Spring Lake 28390(h)497-2049 

Hamiony Linda Martin 201 Pearson Rd Buies Creek 27506(h)893-9056 

Hillmon Grove William Hayes 160 Roberts Rd Sanford 27330(h)499-9665 

Holly Springs . . Cynthia Spivey 7108 Chris Cole Rd Sanford 27330(h)776-0428 

Kennebec 

. . . Vanessa McLamb 1430 Old Honeycutt Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)557-0278 

Lillington Kathy Sutter PO Box 1083 Lillington 27546(h)893-9510 

Memorial Patty Jung PO Box 248 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-4851 

Nelll's Creek Gary Taylor 307 Coleridge Dr Dunn 28334(h)892-4712 

New Hope . . Christi Davis 1104 Cedar Creek Rd Fayetteville 28301 (h)485-6736 

N Clinton Ave Jo Lee 242 Lafayette Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-6675 

Oak Grove Shirley Jefferds 2405 Mitchell Rd Angler 27501 (h)639-6862 

Piney Grove Chapel 

Don Honeycutt 7504 Mosswood Ct Raleigh 27603(h)779-6814 

Pleasant Memory Lewanne Norris PO Box 102 Buies Creek 27506(h)81 4-2431 

Rawls Sarah Bradley 532 Bradley Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-6883 

Swanns Station 

Gerry Ellis 3617 Lemmon Springs Rd Sanford 27330(h)776-5203 

Trinity Thomas Mowery PO Box 556 Coats 27521 (h)897-2805 

Westfield Trent Carpenter 105 Tracey Ln Dunn 28334(h)891-5670 



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Ministers of Preschool 

Angier Jackie Castlebury 9864 Hwy 210 N Angier 27501 (h)639-4370 

Crossroads Carol Moffitt Rt 3 Box 890 Lillington 27546(h)893-6366 

Dunn First Angela Jones 1004 W Pope St Dunn 28334(h)891-5702 

Holly Springs Nancy Wilson 8099 Old US 421 Lillington 27546(h)893-8980 

Trinity Donna Mowery PC Box 566 Coats 27521(h)897-2805 

Minister of Youth 

Angier Ronnie Rainey 116 Twin Oak Dr Angier 27501 (h)639-4327 

Antioch Christine Avery PO Box 355 Coats 27521(h)897-5360 

Baptist Chapel Jason Gantt PO Box 489 Broadway 27505(h)258-3212 

Baptist Grove Dale Buettner SEBTS Box 12093 Wake Forest 27587(h)556-8734 

Buies Creek First Kerry Peele 1204 Suterland Rd Cary 27511(h)362-0063 

Chalybeate Springs 

Kevin Keigley 52 Lafayette Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(c)552-0860 

Coats Rodney Wilson 1053 Silas Moore Rd Benson 27504(h)894-8154 

Crossroads Jim Burgin Rt 1 Box 315 Lillington 27546(h)893-6673 

Dunn Second . Chris Hobgood 3115 D1 Calvary Dr Raleigh 27604(h)874-0449 

Erwin First Michael Cox PO Box 1196 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-1852 

Faith Pat Stanley Rt 3 Box 192 Dunn 28334(h)892-7344 

Fellowship Sandra Taylor 165 Oak St Lillington 27546(h)893-9517 

Kennebec 

Vanessa McLamb 1430 Old Honeycutt Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)557-0278 

Lillington Corey Rhyne PO Box 670 Lillington 27546 

Memorial Lori Bunn PO Box 2344 Buies Creek 27506(c)8 14-2770 

Neill's Creek . . . Melanie Edwards PO Box 727 Buies Creek 27506(h)814-3917 

North Clinton Avenue 

Dale and Michelle Gregory 101 Lilly St Dunn 28334(h)892-5773 

Piney Grove Chapel 

Ronnie Honeycutt 605 Wagstaff Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-2777 

Rawls Trade Holder 64 Woodland Dr Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-0621 

Trinity Thomas Mowery PO Box 566 Coats 27521(h)897-2805 

Stewardship Chairman 

Angier Ted Honeycutt Rt 4 Box 474 Angier 27501 (h)639-4440 

Baptist Chapel . . . Donna Baylor 2210 Buckhorn Rd Sanford 27330(h)258-5122 

Calvary Larry Roberts 1196 Big Branch Rd Sanford 27330(h)499-4645 

Dunn First Steve Turnage 1102 Merry St Dunn 28334(h)892-0410 

Faith Pete Stewart Rt 4 Box 26 Dunn 28334(h)892-6694 

Fellowship T. L. Dean PO Box 242 Lillington 27546(h)893-3817 

Holly Springs Brenda Burgess Rt 2 Box 280 Lillington 27546(h)893-5735 

Lillington Ron Hendrick PO Box 975 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-2374 

Memorial John Phelps PO Box 1537 Lillington 27546(0)893-4162 

Piney Grove Chapel . Wayne Benson 739 Aquilla Rd Benson 27504(h)894-5441 

Swanns Station Doris Batchelor 4254 Hwy 87 North Sanford 27330(h)499-4754 

Trinity Bill Wicker Rt 4 Box 57 Lillington 27546(h)893-8748 



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Sunday School Directors 

Angier Clara Young 102 Hwy 210 E Angler 27501 (h)639-4799 

Antioch John LeTrent 4022 McDougald Rd Lillington 27546(h)893-3334 

Baptist Chapel Bill Smith Rt 3 Lillington 27546(h)893-5541 

Baptist Grove T. C. Burns 13150 NC 42 Holly Springs 27540(h)552-5729 

Buies Creek First 

Jane Schumann 336 Keith Hills Rd Lillington 27546(h)893-4671 

Calvary Norman Wallace 8406 NC 27 W Lillington 27546(h)893-4498 

Chalybeate Springs 

Bill Tomlinson 500 Woodman Dr Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-9443 

Coats Norfleet Gardner Rt 1 Box 197-C Coats 27521 {h)897-8731 

Duncan T. C. O'Connell 707 Oak St Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-5477 

Dunn First Richard Carr 900 N General Lee Ave Dunn 28334(h)892-3453 

Dunn Second Gary Jackson 108 Kingsway Dr Dunn 28334(h)892-1690 

East EhA/in James Weaver Rt 4 Box 323 Dunn 28334(h)892-6087 

Erwin First Floyd Glover 402 East H St Erwin 28339(h)897-5759 

Faith Reta Norris 109 Rose Circle Dunn 28334(h)892-2993 

Fellowship Sue Thomas Rt 4 Box 277 Lillington 27546(h)893-4757 

Friendship Carlyle Hall Rt 4 Box 91-B Lillington 27546(h)8 14-0456 

Gourd Springs Jack Smith 6617 Rosebud Spring Lake 28390(h)497-8740 

Harmony Blake Farley 101 Crestview Dr Bunnlevel 28323(h)892-0194 

Hillmon Grove 

George Simmons 16048 NC Hwy 27 W Sanford 27330(h)499-6423 

Holly Springs Robert Wheeler Rt 4 Box 250 Lillington 27546(h)893-3158 

Kennebec 

Steven Biaiock 2712 Mary Marvin Trail Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)639-2929 

Lillington Barry Knox PO Box 83 Lillington 27546(h)893-5550 

Memorial Randall Johnson Rt 1 Box 210 Lillington 27546(h)893-5040 

Neill's Creek David Surles Rt 4 Box 254 Angier 27501 (h)639-6665 

New Hope Joe Sakas Rt 1 Box 452B Spring Lake 28390(h)436-3930 

N Clinton Ave Elizabeth Shatterly 105 Cascade Circle Dunn 28334(h)892-4735 

Oak Grove Shirley Jefferds 2405 Mitchelle Rd Angier 27501 (h)639-6862 

Piney Grove Ch 

Ronnie Honeycutt 605 Wagstaff Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-2777 

Pleasant Memory .... Denise Penny Rt 3 Box 59 D5 Angier 27501 (h)639-0523 

Rawls Jerry Bradley Rt 1 Box 93-B Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-9291 

South En/vin Danny Dickens 305 West A St EnA^in 28339(h)897-3062 

Trinity Ricky Davis PO Box 1317 Angier 27501 (h)639-6048 

Westfield Brinson Hunter 205 Briarcliff Dr Dunn 28334(h)892-0376 

Woman's Missionary Union 

Angier Avis Hall PO Box 155 Angler 27501 (h)639-2394 

Antioch Becky Allen 8253 Old US 421 Lillington 27546(h)893-5117 

Baptist Chapel . . . Donna Baylor 2210 Buckhom Rd Sanford 27330(h)258-5122 
Baptist Grove . . Anne Revels 166 Revels Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-5140 

Broadway Linda Lee 301 First St Broadway 27505(h)258-6561 

Buies Creek First . . Vivian Simpson PO Box 332 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-5682 
Calvary Barbara Butler Rt 2 Box 289 Lillington 27546(h)893-5389 

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Chalybeate Springs 

Sammy Overby 568 Baptist Grove Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-5398 

Coats Hazel Barnes 1557 Carson Gregory Rd Angier 27501 (h)897-8782 

Crestview Bonne Eason 129 OBJ Rd Dunn 28334{h)892-0768 

Duncan Pasty O'Connell 707 Oak St Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-5477 

Dunn First Laveme Stamper 506 Pearsall St Dunn 28334(h)892-8470 

Dunn Second Treva Norris Rt 7 Box 220 Dunn 28334(h)892-6200 

East Erwin Opal Colville PO Box 652 Erwin 28339(h)892-8801 

Erwin First Edna Stephens 304 North 12th St Erwin 28339(h)897-5707 

Faith Leola Ivey Rt 3 Box 27 Dunn 28334(h)892-5155 

Fellowship Linda West Rt 4 Box 159-E Lillington 27546(h)893-2658 

Friendship Delilah Kelly PO Box 160 Linden 28356(h)980-0820 

Gourd Springs Marie Griffin Rt 3 Box 614 Spring Lake 28839(h)497-1969 

Hillmon Grove 

Becky Wroten 346 Hillmon Grove Rd Cameron 28326(h)499-5315 

Holly Springs 

Louise Oyster 1804 Holly Springs Church Rd Broadvy/ay 27505(h)258-3103 

Kennebec . Lynne Walker 9804 Kennebec Church Rd Angier 27501 (h)639-9762 

Lillington Anne Dworkin PO Box 996 Lillington 27546(h)893-4205 

Memorial Ester Howard 338 Keith Hills Rd Lillington 27546(h)893-8887 

Neill's Creek Carolyn Broadwell 7110 Old Stage Rd N Angier 27501 

New Hope . Kay Sakas Rt 1 Box 452B Springs Lake 28390(h)436-3930 

N Clinton Ave Linda Page Rt 8 Box 149 Dunn 28334(h)892-2625 

Oak Grove Elvira Burn 1752 Sheriff Johnson Rd Lillington 27546 

Pleasant Memory . Ramona Franklin Rt 1 Box 277 Lillington 27546(h)893-3033 

Rawls 

Faye Washington 5585 Rawls Church Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-5450 

South Erwin Katherine Wood 118 Wilson St EnA/in 28339(h)892-8345 

Swanns Station 

Shirley Crisman 1301 Broadway Rd Sanford 27330(h)776-0106 

Westfield Susan Murray 712 E Morris Circle Dunn 28334(h)892-3729 



NAMES OF CHURCHES, PASTORS, AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS 
LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

ANDERSON CREEK Ralph Darch Rt 4 Box 705 Spring Lake 28390 

(c)91 0-436-0548(h)91 0-497-2508 
ANGIER Grover Blackburn PO Box 130 Angier 27501 

(0)919-639-61 14(h)919-639-4300 
ANTIOCH Martin Groover PO Box 525 Mamers 27552 

(c)91 0-893-5984(h)91 0-893-4678 
BAPTIST CHAPEL George Stallings PO Box 489 Broadway 27505 

(c)91 9-258-32 1 2(h)91 9-258-3766 
BAPTIST GROVE . . . Billy Crabtree 6140 Christian Light Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526 

(c)919-552-8592(h)919-552-5435 



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BROADWAY Tom Lee PO Box 128 Broadway 27505 

= (c)919-258-6031(h)919-258-6561 

BUIES CREEK FIRST Michael Simmons PO Box 126 Buies Creek 27506 

(c)9 1 0-893-4280(h)9 1 0-897- 1 886 
CALVARY Danny Lewis PO Box 1 162 Lillington 27546 

(c)910-893-4163(h)910-893-5267 
CHALYBEATE SPRINGS . Mike Stinson 238 Chalybeate Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526 

(0)91 9-552-2856(h)91 9-557-9293 

COATS Jesse Mooney PO Box 297 Coats 27521 

'• (0)91 0-897-51 73(h)91 0-897-2741 

CRESTVIEW Don Davis PO Box 1342 Dunn 28335 

(0)9 1 0-892-2099(h)9 1 0-822-87 1 
CROSSROADS Ken Dalton PO Box 1 177 Lillington 27546 

(0)91 0-893-9754(h)91 9-639-6776 
DUNCAN Phillip Burden 1 1954 NC Hwy 42 Holly Springs 27540 

(0)91 9-552-0368(h)91 9-552-0368 

DUNN FIRST Edwin Bullock 309 West Broad St Dunn 28334 

(0)910-892-6161 
DUNN SECOND Steve Davis 701 Jackson Rd Dunn 28334 

(c)910-892-5832(h)910-892-8526 
EAST ERWIN Ron Byrd PO Box 416 EnA/in 28339 

(c)910-892-6395(h)910-897-5322 
ERWIN FIRST Jerry Hicks PO Box 608 EnA^in 28339 

(0)91 0-897-5766(h)91 0-897-8051 
FAITH David Lee Rt 2 Box 686 Dunn 28334 

(0)91 0-892-4636(h)91 0-894-7985 
FELLOWSHIP James Taylor PO Box 1596 Lillington 27546 

(0)9 1 0-893-24 1 4(h)9 1 0-893-95 1 7 
FLATWOODS Roy McLamb PO Box 1348 Lillington 27546 

(c)910-893-8452(h)919-776-3052 
FRIENDSHIP Steve Gordon PO Box 120 Bunnlevel 28323 

(0)91 0-893-5901 (h)91 0-893-9623 
GOURD SPRINGS Wayne Schlink Rt 5 Box 558 Spring Lake 28390 

(c)910-436-0276(h)910-436-0362 

HARMONY John Kroh Rt 1 Box 116 Bunnlevel 28323 

(0)910-893-4229 

HILLMON GROVE Chris Wroten 384 Hillmon Grove Rd Cameron 28326 

.,v (c)919-499-4913(h)919-499-5315 



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HOLLY SPRINGS . . Jerry Parsons 385 Holly Springs Church Rd Broadway 27505 

(c)919-258-6342(h)919-258-3144 
KENNEBEC Richard Walker 9808 Kennebec Church Rd Angier 27501 

(c)919-639-4021(h)919-639-9762 
LILLINGTON Mark Morris PO Box 670 Liilington 27546 

(c)91 0-893-91 51 (h)91 0-893-6782 

MACEDONIA Danny Jarmon 10481 NC 42 Holly Springs 27540 

(c/h)91 9-552-6674 
MEMORIAL David Whiteman PO Box 485 Buies Creek 27506 

(c)910-893-4162(h)910-893-9638 

MISION HISPANA DE BUIES CREEK J. T. Mercado 693 Bill Avery Rd Coats 27521 

(c)910-893-5756(h)91 0-897-2649 

NEILL'S CREEK Jeff Roberts Rt 4 Box 62 Angier 27501 

0)919-639-6126 
NEW HOPE A. C. Tatem Rt 1 Box 417-F Spring Lake 28390 

(c)910-497-1033(h)910-424-1883 
NORTH CLINTON AVENUE . . PO Box 1243 Dunn 28334 

(c)9 1 0-892-7497(h)9 1 0-89 1 -4427 
OAK GROVE Rick Jefferds 851 Oak Grove Church Rd Angier 27501 

(c)9 1 9-639-9720(0)9 1 9-639-8448 

PINEY GROVE CHAPEL Timmy Blair 4440-A Piney Grove Rd Angier 27501 

(c/h)91 9-639-2481 
PLEASANT MEMORY Stancil Baucom PO Box 652 Coats 27521 

(c)910-897-5028(h)91 0-550-4939 

RAWLS Robert Newton 10665 US 401 N Fuquay-Varina 27526 

(0)919-552-6905 

RENEWED FAITH Jimmy Atkinson 444-A Elliot Bridge Rd Spring Lake 28390 

(c)436-3068(h)893-641 3 

SOUTH ERWIN Ronnie Byrd PO Box 282 Erwin 28339 

(c/h)91 0-897-61 18 
SWANNS STATION Russell Blackmon 4165 Hwy 87 South Sanford 27330 

(c)91 9-499-4652(h)91 9-499-5544 
TRINITY Cart Graham PO Box 689 Angier 27501 

(c)91 9-639-2495(h)91 0-639-31 43 
WESTFIELD Steve Pegram 700 N Ashe Ave Dunn 28334 

(c)9 1 0-892-22 1 6(h)9 1 0-892-2842 
*^NTERm PASTOR"^ > 



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The Little River Baptist Association 

122nd Annual Meeting 

"LIVING THE FAITH: Being The Church" 
FIRST SESSION - Hillmon Grove Baptist Church, Cameron, NC 

Monday, October 27, 1997 



6:55 

7:00 
7:05 



7:15 
7:25 



Hymn of Praise No. 350 

Call to Order 

Adoption of Program Agenda 
Welcome and Invocation by Host Pastor 
Recognition of New Pastors and Staff 

Message from DOM 

Reports 

Treasurer's Report 
Presentation of Budget 
Clerk's Report 

Appointments by the Moderator 
Vacation Bible School 



Joyce Rosser 
Charlene Randolph 

The Church's One Foundation' 



Jim Randolph, Moderator 

Michael Simmons 

Chris Wroten 

Jim Randolph 

Daniel Deaton 

Marshall Woodall 

Grover Blackburn 

Jo Lee 

Jim Randolph 

Kim Hendrick 



7:45 


Miscellaneous Business 


7:50 


Hymn of Praise No. 401 


7:55 


Offertory 


8:00 


CROSSWALK 


8:25 


Worship through Music 


8:30 


Annual Sermon 


9:00 


Benediction 



'Break Out, O Church Of God' 

Leigh Ann Thomas 
Holly Needham 

Patsy Cagle 

Russell Blackmon 

George Simmons 



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"LIVING THE FAITH: Being The Church" 
SECOND SESSION - Lilllngton Baptist Church, Lillington, NC 

Tuesday, October 28, 1997 



2:55 


Prelude 


Ruby Long 


3:00 


Call To Order David Whiteman, Vice-Moderator 


3:05 


Hymn of Praise No. 524 


WeVe Marching To Zion' 




Welcome and Invocation by Host Pastor 


Mark Morris 


3:10 


Reports 






Hispanic Ministries 


J. T. Mercado 




Woman's Missionary Union 


Dorothy Barham 




Baptist Men 


Earl Gray 




ACTeam 


Ivan Byrd 



3:50 



4:05 
4:10 
4:20 
4:40 
4:45 
4:50 
5:15 
5:30 



Business Session 

Adoption of Budget 

Adoption of Nominating Committee Report 

Resolutions Committee 

Executive Committee Report 

'Go Forth And Tell, O Church Of God' 

Clella Lee 



Hymn of Praise No. 596 

Campbell University Divinity School 

Memorial Service 

Miscellaneous Business 

Worship with Special Music 

Report on Belarussian Children's Ministry 

Baptist Foundation 

Benediction and Blessing for Meal 



Carl Graham 

Jim Corbett 

Bill Tomlinson 

Bill Overby 

Neil McPhail 



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LIVING THE FAITH: Being The Church" 
THIRD SESSION - Lilllngton Baptist Church, Lilllngton, NC 

Tuesday, October 28, 1997 





6:40 


Prelude Ruby Long 




6:45 


Worship through Music 




6:50 


Call to Order David Whiteman, Vice-Moderator 
Hymn of Praise No 392 'Stir Your Church, God, Our Father' 

Invocation Jerry Hicks 




7:00 


Mission Partnerships Grover Blackbunn 




7:15 


Missions Development/New Work David Oyster 

Danny Lewis 






Mark Morris 
Ken Holland 




7:40 


Hymn of Praise No. 400 Rise Up, Men Of God' 




7:45 


Registration Report Jo Lee 




7:50 


Evangelism Report Michael Simmons 



8:05 Anthem 

8:15 Message North Carolina Baptist Men Raymond Earp 

8:55 Hymn of Praise No 390 We Are Called To Be God's People' 

9:00 Benediction Daniel M. Deaton 



Growing In Love For Jesus' 



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Church History of Hillmon Grove Baptist Church 
-Organized in 1952- 



In April 1952, the Little River Baptist Association Missionary, Rev. Julius 
Holloway, made a temporary survey for a mission Sunday School in 
Western Harnett County in the Johnsonville township area. The results 
showed there were enough people of Baptist preference to start a 
mission. 

On May 11, 1952 at 3:00 p.m., Sunday School was started in a small 
two-room tenant house belonging to Mr. S. F. Campbell. Seventeen 
were present. That night at 7:30 p. m., there were 34 present for 
worship. It was not long until the Sunday School reached an enrollment 
of 75, too many for the place where we were meeting. A Committee was 
appointed to find and secure a lot on which to build a larger building. 
They went to work immediately. 

In November of 1952, Mr. Otha Hillmon Mangum gave a nice large lot 
upon which a church could be built. Timber was cut from the land 
sufficient to frame a new building. The community pitched in to help. 
Under the direction of Mr. Mangum the timber was cut and hauled to the 
mill, and construction was begun. A sanctuary with a small basement 
was constructed as a beginning. No labor was hired; the church was 
built by the people in the community. Shingles for the roof were donated 
by the Ruritan Club. 

In October 1953, the Hillmon Grove Baptist Church, named after Mr. 
Otha Hillmon Mangum, became affiliated with the Little River Baptist 
Association. 

A two-story educational wing was built in 1954, the church parsonage in 
1970 and a new church building with sanctuary and educational space 
in 1976. 

Seven pastors have served Hillmon Grove Baptist Church during its rich 
forty-five years of history. Currently, the Reverend Chris Wroten Is 
serving as pastor since July of 1992. The church has excelled in growth 
in recent years in response to its rapidly growing community and 



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outreach efforts. It has "outgrown" its current educational and fellowship 
hall facilities. On February 23, 1997, a ground breaking service took 
place for a new two-story educational building that will also house a new 
fellowship hall. It is expected to be completed by late October. 

The church's theme for this year is Carry the Light - Share Christ's Love. 
As we face a new century, we are challenged to carry the light and share 
Christ's love by: reaching out, providing opportunities to teach and 
preach God's word, caring through the love of Christ, witnessing 
faithfully, involving people in the nurture and fellowship of the church, and 
leading people and families to worship Christ and demonstrate genuine 
love towards others. 



Church History of Liiiington Baptist Church 
-Organized in 1870- 

In 1869, Rev. James G. Markham was called as preacher to a new body 
of believers at an annual salary of $90. In October of 1870, Liiiington 
Baptist Church became officially organized with nine charter members. 
Records state that preaching services were held monthly. In 1877, Rev. 
E. W. Brunt was called as "a good pastor and efficient teacher for a 
church school." 

The church continued to grow under various ministers with the present 
sanctuary being dedicated in 1914 at a cost of $9,000. The first annex 
was built during the pastorate of Dr. Charles Howard despite depression 
hardships. A second annex and parsonage were added during the 
pastorate of Rev. Sam Hudson. During the early 1950's, the sanctuary 
was renovated with donations of $55,000. 

Growth continued in both membership and construction. In 1958, as a 
result of outreach emphasis, Liiiington Baptist Mission was organized, 
later instituted as Fellowship Baptist Church. In the 1960's, a new 
Educational Building and parsonage were completed through offerings 
exceeding $250,000. The early 1970's saw a staff of six members and 
another remodeling of the sanctuary. The 1980's brought the birthing of 
a Church Child Care Program and joining others in the Little River Baptist 
Association to begin a Mission, Anderson Creek . The church family also 
took new challenges to be personally involved in Partnership Missions 
with mission teams being sent both to Pennsylvania and West Virginia. 



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This commitment to reach out with the Gospel has continued into the 
current decade of the 1990's under the leadership of Rev. Jeff Roberts 
and Rev. Mark Morris. They have been in partnership with New York for 
four (4) years and have hosted eight (8) children from Belarus. At home, 
membership has been blessed with annual increases of as many as fifty 
(50) new members within a single year. 

Lillington Baptist Church has progressed through the years in expressing 
the love of the Lord Jesus Christ and serving the community in His holy 
name. Praise God and thank Him for His grace. "To God be the Glory, 
great things He has done." 



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PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS 



Dorothy Barham Associational WMU Director 

Grover Blackbum Chaimnan of Finance Committee 

Russell Blackmon Pastor, Swanns Station Baptist Church 

Ivan Byrd Associational ACTeam Director 

Patsy Cagle Soloist, Hillmon Grove Baptist Church 

Jim Corbett Associational Musical Director 

Alice Davis Associational Resolutions Committee 

Daniel Deaton Director of Missions 

Raymond Earp President, NC Baptist Men 

Cart Graham Pastor, Tnnity Baptist Church 

Eart Gray Associational Brotherhood Director 

Kim Hendnck Associational VBS Director 

Jerry Hicks Pastor, Erwin First Baptist Church 

Ken Holland Consultant of New Work, BSC 

Clella Lee . Coordinator of Admission & Student Affairs, Campbell Unv. 

Jo Lee Associational Clerk 

Danny Lewis Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church 

Ruby Long Organist, Lillington Baptist Church 



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Neil McPhail Chairman of Deacons, Lillington Baptist Church 

J. T. Mercado Pastor, Mision Hispana De Buies Creek 

Mark Morris Pastor, Lillington Baptist Church 

Holly Needham Crosswalk Drama Team 

Bill Overby .... Director Trust and Endowment Development of NCBF 

David Oyster New Work Research Assistant 

Charlene Randolph Pianist, Hillmon Grove Baptist Church 

Jim Randolph Associational Moderator 

Joyce Rosser Organist, Hillmon Grove Baptist Church 

George Simmons Chairman of Deacons, Hillmon Grove Baptist Church 

Michael Simmons Associational Evangelism Director 

Leigh Ann Thomas Crosswalk Drama Team 

Bill Tomlinson Chairman of Belarussian Project 

David Whiteman Associational Vice-Moderator 

Marshall Woodall Associational Treasurer 

Chris Wroten Pastor, Hillmon Grove Baptist Church 

MESSENGERS TO ANNUAL MEETING 97 



Anderson Creek 

Ralph Darch 

Angier 

Clara Young 
Jean Lee 
Hershal Young 
Avis Hall 
Haywood Hall 
Earl Gray 
Jean Gray 
Reecie Partin 
Grover Blackburn 
Brantley Tutor 

Antioch 

V. Martin Groover 
Ruth Ann Groover 
Georgia Lee Brown 
BethCKelly 
Scott Avery 
Christine Avery 

Baptist Chapel 

George Stailings 



Broadway 

Tom Lee 
Linda Lee 

Buies Creek First 

Michael Simmons 
Carolyn Johnson 
Henry Simpson 
Vivian Simpson 
Leon Davis 
Letha Davis 
Bill Boyd 
Martha Boyd 
Demery Austin 
Frances Austin 

Calvary 

Barbara Butler 
Robert Butler 
A. C. Brown 
Wilbon Byrd 
Linda Holder 

Chalybeate Springs 

Mike Stinson 



Johnny Spence 
Bill Tomlinson 
Forrest Penny 

Coats 

Ray Standi 
Eula Standi 
H. A. Turlington 
Rachel Turlington 
John Stephenson 
Agatha Stephenson 
Hazel Barnes 
Hal Jernigan 
Helen Jemigan 
Banks Pullard 

Crestvlew 

Don Davis 

Crossroads 

Ken Dalton 
Jim Corbett 

Duncan 

Phil Weathers 
Ruben Hearn 



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Dunn First 

Tom Freeman 
Maifie Freeman 
Madeline West 
Pete West 
Hilda Wilson 
Lib Daniels 
Gladys Pope 
Ella Beach 
Jewel Hawley 

Dunn Second 

Steve Davis 

East Erwin 

Ron Byrd 

Erwin First 

Floyd Glover 
Ed Stephens 
Edna Stephens 

Faith 

Woodrow Ivey 
Leola Ivey 
Tracy Tart 
Retha Norris 

Fellowship 

James Taylor 
Nelson Currin 
Mike Kalwara 
Hilda Hawley 

Flatwoods 

Roy McLamb 

Friendship 

Steve Gordon 
Richard Byrd 
Leo Kelly 
Delilah Kelly 
Thelma Parrish 
Barbara Byrd 
Edward Byrd 

Gourd Springs 

Brenda Schlink 



Dan Gonia 
Christine Gonia 
Stevie Griffin 
Marie Griffin 

Harmony 

John Kroh 
John Atkins 
Delores Carroll 
Georgia Wilkins 
Mattie Atkins 

Hillmon Grove 

Carietta Cagle 
Becky Wroten 
Chris Wroten 

Holly Springs 

David Oyster 
Joe Watterson 
Robert Wilson 
Mike McCosley 
Connie Marion 
Clark Kershner 
LaRue Kershner 
Marvin Johnson 

Kennebec 

J. B. Chatham 
Avery Moore 
Cleo Harvel 
Joe Hazel 
Barbara Hazel 
Clarice Hayes 
Frances Chatham 
Frances Moore 
Phyllis McLamb 
Ruth Harvel 

Lillington 

Ivan Byrd 
Alice Davis 
Mark Morris 
Dorothy Barham 
Linda Cameron : 

Macedonia 

Danny Jarmon 



Memorial 

Gladys Dixon 
Bruce Blackmon 
Clara Langston 
Max Eller 
David Whiteman 

Mision Hispana 
De Buies Creek 

J. T. Mercado 
Cathy Mercado 

Neiirs Creek 

Jeff Roberts 
Beanie Roberts 
Matt Thomas 
Melanie Edwards 
Cheryl Cmickshank 
Marshall Johnson 
Linwood Matthews 
Betty Matthews 
Marshall Woodall 

New Hope 

Chariie Elmore 
Joe Sakas 
Kay Sakas 
John Palmer 
Dave Hess 
A. C. Tatem 
Margie Pearson 

N. Clinton Avenue 

Linda Page 
Marion Owenby 
Jean Sumner 
Carroll Owenby 

Oak Grove 

Rick Jefferds 
Daryle Jarman 

Piney Grove Chapel 

Timmy Blair 

Pleasant Memory 

Ramona Franklin 
Sylvia Phillips 



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Rawls 

Henry Rawls 
Ernest Simmons 
Shirley Simmons 
Thomas Moore 
Robert Newton 

South Erwin 

Ronnie Byrd 
Betty Price 
Charles Price 

Swanns Station 

Russell Blackmon 
Nancy Blackmon 
Julian Bowers 
Mildred Bowers 
Dave Dillingham 



Trinity 

Betty Upchurch 
Ray Upchurch 
Eunice Ferrell 
Cari Graham 
Janice Jackson 
Ricky Davis 
Dara Davis 

Westfield 

Abe Elmore 
Pat Pegram 
Susan Murray 
Syliva Campbell 
Lawrence Campbell 
Judy Taylor 
Ed Taylor 
Margaret Strickland 




'How beautiful on the mountains 

are the feet of those who bring good 

news, who proclaim peace, who 

bring good tidings, who proclaim 

salvation, who say to Zion, 

'Your God reigns!'" 



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Minutes 

of the 

122nd Annual Associational Session 

Hillmon Grove Baptist Church, Cameron NC 

First Session, Monday October 27, 1997 

7:00pm 

The session opened with a hymn and call to order by Jim Randolph, 
Moderator. The Program and Agenda was presented by Michael 
Simmons and adopted by the session. 

Welcome and Invocation by Chris Wroten, pastor of Hillmon Grove. The 
new pastors in the Association were recognized: Mike Stinson, 
Chalybeate Springs; Ken Dalton, Crossroads; Phillip Burden, Duncan; 
Roy McLamb, Flatwoods; Jerry Parsons, Holly Springs; John Kroh, 
Interim, Harmony; Jeff Roberts, Interim, NelH's Creek. 

The Director of Missions message was brought by Dan Deaton. 

Treasurer's Report by Marshall Woodall. 

Presentation of Budget for voting at a later time, presented by Grover 
Blackbum. 

Clerk's Report by Jo Lee. 

The following appointments were made by the Moderator: Nominating 
Committee : Mark Mon-is, Chairman, Clara Langston, Betty Price; 
Program Committee: Michael Simmons, Chairman, Jesse Mooney, Jerry 
Parsons; Place and Preacher Committee: John Stephenson, Mike 
Stinson, Jen^ Parsons; Resolutions Committee: Alice Davis, Rudy West. 

VBS Report was given by Kim Hendrick. 

After the giving of tithes and offerings. Crosswalk brought a message in 
drama. 

Special music by Patsy Cagle. 

Evening message was brought by Russell Blackmon, using Matthew 
13:16-19. 

Session adjourned to Tuesday, October 28, 1997, at 3:00pm at Lillington 
Baptist Church. < 



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The Second Session of the Association was Tuesday, October 28, 1997, 
at Lillington Baptist Church. And was called to order by David Whiteman, 
Vice-Moderator. 

Following the opening hymn, Mark Morris, pastor of Lillington Baptist 
Church, welcomed the Association and led in the invocation. 

The following Reports were given: 
Hispanic Ministries: Scott Avery 
WMU: Dorothy Barham 
Brotherhood: Earl Gray 
ACTeam: Ivan Byrd 

The following Committee presented their Reports: 

Grover Blackburn moved to adoption of the Budget. Voted and 
carried. 

Russell Blackmon moved for adoption of the Resolutions 
Committee Report. Voted and canried. 

Alice Davis moved for adoption of the Resolution Committee 
Report. Voted and carried. 
^ Memorial Service was led by Carl Graham. 
The Clerk's Report by Jo Lee. 

Administrative Assistant Cassandra Holt was recognized for her 
work. 

Special Music presented by Jim Corbett, Associational Music 
Director. 

Belarussian Report by Bill Tomlinson. 
Second Session adjoumed until 6:45pm. 

The Third Session of the Association was called to order by David 
Whiteman, Vice-Moderator. 

Following a hymn, Jerry Hicks led in worship and invocation. 

Grover Blackburn presented a report on Mission Partnership - South 
Africa. 

The following were appointed to the Mission Development Committee for 
new work: David Oyster, Danny Lewis, Mark Morris, Ken Holland. 

The Registration Report was given by the Clerk Jo Lee. 

Evangelism Report was given by Michael Simmons. 

After the message in song by the Lillington Baptist Church, Raymond 

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Earp brought the message. 

The 122nd Annual Session of the Little River Baptist Association was 
adjourned with Benediction by Dan Deaton, Director of Missions. 

Respectfully submitted 

Jo Lee, Associational Clerk 



Treasurer's Report 

Little River Baptist Association 

Receipts from JANUARY 1997 



DECEMBER 1997 



CHURCHES 


REGULAR 


DESIGNATED 


Y-T-D TOTAL 


Anderson Creek 


604.02 


800.00 


1,404.02 


Angier 


7,916.72 


1,800.00 


9,716.72 


Antioch 


3,750.00 


634.50 


4,384.50 


Baptist Chapel 


600.00 


150.00 


750.00 


Baptist Grove 


1,500.00 


800.00 


2,300.00 


Broadway 


1,500.00 


500.00 


2,000.00 


Buies Creek First 


2,847.28 


500.00 


3,347.28 


Calvary 


1,232.90 


800.00 


2,032.90 


Chalybeate Sphngs 


2,475.00 


2,622.48 


5,097.48 


Coats 


4,349.61 


3,100.02 


7,449.63 


Crossroads 


3,281.18 


800.00 


4,081.18 


Duncan 


650.00 




650.00 


Dunn First 


3,600.00 


650.00 


4,250.00 


Dunn Second 


1,755.50 




1,755.50 


East Erwin 


1,141.27 


800.00 


1,941.27 


En/vin First 


3,000.00 


462.00 


3,462.00 


Faith 


539.77 


200.00 


739.77 


Fellowship 


2,454.91 




2,454.91 


Friendship 


3,887.50 


1,600.00 


5,487.50 


Gourd Springs 


1,320.00 




1,320.00 


Harmony 


1,934.95 


1,087.00 


3,021.95 


Hillmon Grove 


7,496.45 


556.05 


8,052.50 


Holly Springs 


4,626.00 


^^ 800.00 


5,426.00 


Kennebec 


1,100.00 




1,100.00 


Lillington 


6,416.78 


2,550.00 


8,966.78 


Memorial 


1,650.00 


1,300.00 


2,950.00 


Neill's Creek 


5,012.05 


2,200.00 


7,212.05 


New Hope 


1,444.50 


800.00 


2,244.50 


N Clinton Ave 


8,687.65 




8,687.65 


Oak Grove 


187.50 




187.50 


Piney Grove Chapel 


896.58 


377.58 


1,274.16 


Pleasant Memory 


702.75 


320.25 


1,023.00 



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Rawls 


500.00 


521.85 


1,021.85 


South Erwin 


516.00 


1,311.29 


1,827.29 


Swanns Station 


2,550.00 


' 1,100.00 


3,650.00 


Trinity 


1,492.00 




1,492.00 


Westfield 


3,970.00 


800.00 


4,770.49 


CHURCH TOTALS 


97,589.36 


29,943.02 


127,532.38 


Cash on Hand 




27,156.65 




Regular Receipts 




97,589.36 




Other Receipts 




44,062.58 




Tax Inflows 


' 


5,294.67 




TOTAL CASH 




174,103.26 




DISBURSEMENTS 




-167,308.74 




BALANCE IN CHECKING ACCT. 


6,794.52 




MM ACCT. FOR GENERAL FUND 


21,223.53 




MM ACCT. FOR "HOME EQUITY FUND" 


1,258.69 




BLDG. MAINTENANCE FUND 


690.31 




MM ACCT. FOR NEW JERUSALEM 


16,158.14 




TOTAL 




46,125.19 





Disbursements for JANUARY 1997 - DECEMBER 1997 



BUDGETED 



Y-T-D 



WORLD MISSIONS 

202 Ukraine Home Missionary 

203 Belarussian Children Project 

LOCAL MISSIONS 

211-H Hispanic Local Ministries 

212 Missions Development 
212-H Hispanic Fiesta 

213 Holloway Insurance 

214 Developing Ministries 



750.00 


750.00 


1,000.00 


27,278.20 




1,101.09 


550.00 


136.60 




216.66 


2,200.00 


1,950.00 


1,100.00 


1.269.22 



PERSONNEL AND PERSONNEL EXPENSES 

221 Director of Missions 

221-1 MINISTRY RELATED EXPENSES 



a. Mileage Expenses 4,825.00 


4,477.84 


b. Convention Exp. 875.00 


856.35 


c. Professional Exp. 875.00 


690.00 


221-2 PROTECTIVE BENEFITS 




a. Disability/Life Insurance 620.00 


738.35 


b. Annuity Board 5,000.00 


5,303.04 


221-3 BASIC COMPENSATION 




a. Cash Salary 28,935.00 


28,934.88 


b. Housing/Utilities 12,500.00 


12.499.00 


222 Administrative Assistant 




222-1 Cash Salary 12,180.00 


12,390.94 



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BUDGETED 


Y-T-D 


222-3 Cont. Education 


125.00 


125.00 


223 Secretarial Assistance 


950.00 


963.74 


224 Hispanic Minister 


'.-V' !-" 




224-a. Cash Salary 




7,149.96 


224-b. Mileage Expenses 




1,150.62 


224-c. Professional Exp. 




517.30 


224-d. Housing/Utilities 


1 • ^ 


1,320.00 


ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT 






231 Sunday School 


550.00 


1,244.02 


231 -H Hispanic Worship Aids 




407.50 


232 Vacation Bible School 


330.00 


323.87 


233 Discipleship Training 


1,135.00 


1,113.59 


234 WMU 


350.00 


258.36 


235 Brotherhood 


1,000.00 


97.35 


238 Youth Ministry 


250.00 


51.19 


LEADERSHIP TRAINING 






241 Assemblies and Clinics 


700.00 


946.80 


241 -H Hispanic Utilities 




1,154.65 


242 Evangelism 


1,000.00 


730.14 


243 Visiting Speakers 


500.00 


200.00 


244 Hispanic Maintenance 




57.30 


244 Pastoral Ministries 


500.00 


358.74 


244-H Hispanic Office Supplies 




299.69 


BUILDING OPERATIONS AND EQUIPMENT 




251 Utilities 


5,000.00 


5,094.89 


251 -H Hispanic Miscellaneous 




499.13 


252 Insurance 


2.622.00 


2,633.00 


253 Maintenance 


1,500.00 


1,293.26 


254 Office Supplies 


3,300.00 


3,815.69 


255 Postage 


2,400.00 


2,072.17 


257 Printing Annual Minute Book 


1,600.00 


1,752.00 


258 Office Equipment 


2,000.00 


1,496.04 


259 Media Advertising 


300.00 


167.50 


MISCELLANEOUS 






261 Contingency 


1,000.00 


992.60 


262 Christmas Gifts 






262-1 Director of Missions 


500.00 


500.00 


262-2 Administrative Assistant 


350.00 


350.00 


262-3 Treasurer 


350.00 


350.00 


OTHER EXPENSES 






Comp PICA 




768.33 


Comp MCARE 




179.69 


Copy Machine 




3,786.75 


Disaster Recovery 




597.86 



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Hispanic Church - Insurance Repairs 2,651.80 

LIFE Support Retreats ^ - 150.00 

LIFE Support Scholarships „ 390.00 

New Work 1,230.10 

Painting Building [Inside & Outside] 2,450.00 

Transfer (MM General Fund & Home Equity) - 10,600.00 

Urban Sprawl Project 2,425.72 

Other Expenses .91 

To Payroll-FICA 1,460.38 

To Payroll-MCARE ^ 359.38 

To Payroll-FWH 1,326.00 

To PayroH-SWHNC 872.63 

TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS 167,308.74 



ACTeam Annual Report 1997 

Your Associational Consultant Team (ACTeam) has been busy this year 
receiving additional training to become better consultants, and the team 
continues to provide Sunday School Clinics as needed. 

The Team received training at the State Baptist Building which focused 
on the new ACTeam emphasis (consulting) and the New Bible Teaching- 
Reaching handbook was briefed. The instruction centered on program 
planning, communicating, consulting, developing leaders, growing 
personally, resource help, and ACTNET. We experienced different 
associational models. Some of the team also attended the 'Equipping 
Today's Churches' training at Ridgecrest, NC. As you can see we are 
seeking to make ourselves better equipped so we can help you improve 
your ministry. 

So far, the ACTeam has conducted six (6) Sunday School Clinics and 
before the year is finished we will help at least two more churches. 
Without a doubt, over 200 years of Sunday School has validated that it 
is the Great Missionary of the future. In fact, with the right people, the 
right purpose and the right basics, Sunday School can be the church 
organization that serves as the impetus for directing all church resource 
ministries. As we are called upon to help, we will continue to help you 
improve your Sunday School Program. 

Submitted By: Ivan Byrd 
Associational ACTeam Director 



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SHARE 
CHRIST'S 
LOVE 




ACTeam Members 






Director Ivan Byrd 

Adult Director Cynthia Spivey 

Youth Director Kevin Keigley 

Children Director Cherry Devane 

Preschool Director Tracy Overby 

VBS Director Kimberley Hendrick 



ANNUAL CHURCH PROFILE DIGEST 





1995-1996<"> 


1996-199r'*> 


Baptisms 


310 


275 


Total Membership 


13,710 


13,804 


Sunday School 


7.489 


7,701 


Enrollment 






VBS Enrollment 


3,715 


3,926 


Discipleship Training 


1,947 


1,884 


WMU Enrollment 


1,622 


1,730 


Brotherhood Enrollment 


1,268 


947 


Cooperative Program 


329,496 


335,913 


Receipts 






Associational Missions 


100,946 


93,643 


Receipts 






Total Missions 


597,838 


676,064 


Receipts 






Total of all Receipts 5,968,853 


6,778,864 



^"This report represents 38 out of 41 churches and missions in Little River Baptist 
Association reporting. 

-This report represents 38 out of 41 churches and missions in Little River Baptist 
Association reporting. 

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Baptist Children's Homes 

At the sound of a car in his grandmother's carport, Jason looked out 
the window, and was shocked to see his mother striding toward the 
house. She was angry, and Jason shouted, "Lordy, it's Momma," as 
he ran to the back bedroom to call the police. 

Just 12 years old, Jason had lived in seven foster care homes and 
with his grandmother on and off since his father died seven years 
earlier. His mother's addictions cost her custody of her only son. For 
whatever reason, tonight she wanted him back. 

Out of control, Jason's mother broke open the door and kicked 
Grandmother to the floor. She grabbed her by the hair. She "slung 
me around by the hair of my head," Grandmother says, remembering. 
Mother shouted for Jason to come out of hiding and threatened to kill 
his grandmother. She grabbed a bottle, broke it, and held the jagged 
edge to Grandma's throat, shouting that she would kill her if Jason did 
not come out of hiding. Just then, Jason's aunt arrived from a house 
next door and held his mother's arms until the police arrived. 

Six years later, Grandmother beams with pride for Jason, who 
overcame that tragic, traumatic start in life. Jason garnered academic, 
athletic and leadership honors at Tuscola High School in Haywood 
County, and is starting college in August 1997 as a freshman at The 
Citadel. At Tuscola, he was captain and MVP of the track and cross 
country teams and a conference champion, vice-president of his 
senior class. Cadet Colonel and ROTC commander. He was a 
member of the National Honor Society and was in the top ten percent 
of his class; he attended leadership events at Western Carolina 
University and in Washington, DC, and was a peer helper and peer 
counselor. 

At the Citadel, he will study political science with a minor In military 
history and international affairs. He wants a military career as a fighter 
pilot, and then wants to enter politics after retirement. 

Jason credits Broyhill Home, his home since that traumatic night in his 
grandmother's home. "All the accomplishments of my life have been 



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made possible by Baptist Children's Homes," Jason said at his final 
awards banquet at Broyhill Home where he received top honors for 
the second year. "Broyhill has made me into a young man with a 
future , who knows now where he is going and what he wants to do. 
They've opened the doors to enable me to do that." 

As for Grandmother, who was desperate to find a place for Jason after 
the incident in her house, she prays "every night and I thank God 
every night that we have a place like Broyhill Home and Baptist 
Children's Homes." 

Jason's story is repeated hundreds of times each year at Baptist 
Children's Homes of North Carolina. Not all are as dramatic, but every 
one tells of a young person and a family at the end of an unraveling 
rope, and of BCH tying a knot in that rope and helping them to hold 
on. 

At four residential campuses, six emergency care cottages, two 
homes for behaviorally troubled girls, a matemity home, a home for 
teenage mothers and their babies, therapeutic camping and model 
day care, 1398 young people found help in troubled times last year. 

During the past year, BCH received $1.5 million through the 
Cooperative Program and $724,000 through the Thanksgiving 
Offering. Total church gifts of $3.05 million comprised 25% of the BCH 
budget. 

In June 1997 BCH successfully completed the $10.1 million "Light 
Their Way" Campaign to raise money for operations, capital needs 
and endowment. Two major priorities of the campaign will be 
completed in eariy 1998; the Winifred Lindsay 
Education/Administrative Center at Odum Home in Pembroke, and the 
John D. and Amelia W. Johnson Cottage at Mills Home. A third 
priority, the Hubert M. Craig Lodge at Cameron Boys Camp, has been 
completed. A new video, "Families Under Construction", is available 
to promote the 1997 Thanksgiving Offering, which has a statewide 
goal of $750,000, the largest ever. 

A model program for family preservation has been Initiated at Mills 
Home In Thomasvllle. Two social workers are on staff to work 



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intensively with families which are at risk of being separated, but who, 
with help, can overcome their Issues and stay together. Thomasvllle 
Area Director Bill Scarlett also is Initiating ways for churches and their 
members to be directly involved on campus from tutoring to cooking, 
to spending early evenings giving personal attention to residents to 
free staff for more intensive counseling. 

Baptist Children's Homes' work was featured in November on "The 
700 Club" and in December on CNN. BCH also adopted a mission 
statement this year, which is "helping hurting children, healing broken 
families." 

Whenever children are hurting and families are stained, BCH strives 
to heal. 

Submitted By: Abe Elmore 

Baptist Children's IHomes Rep. 



Baptist Retirement Homes of North Carolina, Inc. 

The fastest growing age group In the United States are those 85 years 
of age and above. The second fastest growing group are those 75 
and above. This simply says that Baptist Retirement Homes are 
facing tremendous challenges in meeting the needs of Older Adults, 
and we are vigorously at work meeting these challenges. 

A major activity of this past year has been that of completing plans for 
the development of the Cliffwood Retirement Community as a 
partnership between Fayetteville church leaders and Baptist 
Retirement Homes. A beautiful wooded site has been purchased just 
off Castle Rising Road in Fayetteville. Approximately 225 residents 
will be offered a full continuum of care, ranging from Independent and 
Assisted Living options to Nursing Care. The facility will be locally 
owned by a non-profit corporation formed by Fayetteville First Baptist 
and Snyder Memorial Baptist Churches and the new facility will be 
managed by Baptist Retirement Homes. Construction is soon to begin 



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with the opening scheduled for early 1999. 

The ministries at the Brookridge Retirement Community in Winston- 
Salem, the Westem North Carolina Baptist Home In Asheville, the 
Hamilton Baptist Home in Hamilton, and the Taylor House in 
Albemarle are operating at full capacity. The care provided in all of 
these places is characterized by compassion and quality. 

The Solarium Programs in Winston-Salem and Asheville are worthy 
examples. These programs are especially designed for those who 
have been diagnosed with dementia-related disorders such as 
Alzheimer's Disease. Participants enjoy such daily activities as music 
therapy, gardening, involvement with small children and pets, 
recreational activity, crafts, and opportunities for worship. 

The support Baptist Retirement Homes receives through the 
Cooperative Program Is essential to its ministry. Every Cooperative 
Program dollar received is used to subsidize the cost of care for North 
Carolina Baptist Oldest Adults who are not in a position to make full 
payment for the care they receive. The generosity of North Carolina 
Baptists enables the "Homes" to offer subsidized care to Older Adults 
seeking admission to the Prince and RIckman Nursing Care Centers, 
the Hamilton Baptist Home, and the Taylor House. 

The "Homes" staff and residents are especially grateful to North 
Carolina Baptist churches for making the 1997 North Carolina 
Offering for Older Adults the strongest ever. These gifts as well as 
funds that come through the Cooperative Program are designated to 
provide benevolent care. 

Thank you, North Carolina Baptists for the strength of your prayers 
and your financial support as Baptist Retirement Homes seek to make 
life for the aging saints of the Convention... THE BEST OF TIMES! 

Sudm/ftec/ By: William Stillerman 

Baptist Retirement Homes, President 




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Belarussian Children's Ministry 97 

This past year was again a glorious witnessing time for those who 
hosted children from Belarus. I have heard many outstanding words 
of praise from church members where the children were hosted and 
interaction was available. This past summer we had one young lady 
from Belarus to accept the Lord. 

We as Christians can only look in amazement at the Lord's work. He 
allows us to march in faith as we engage this program each year and 
he tends to ail of our needs regardless of what they may be. This year 
we had one young lady who we found out has numerous medical 
problems. It would have been so easy for that host family to give up 
and leave the program, but NO, they were totally committed to help 
see their youth to have a healthier spirit and physical life. I have been 
told by this family that they received more than they gave and that the 
Lord blessed them, even as they went through trials and tribulations. 

Along with the Steering Committee, I want to thank each and everyone 
of you who through financial, moral , and prayer support helped this 
past program be such a success. We, the committee, would like to 
express a word of gratitude and appreciation for our Director of 
Missions, Dan Deaton, who became so involved with the children and 
was constantly in prayer for our many needs. 

Again, f/?an/(yoa.' 

Submitted By. Bill Tomlinson 

Chairman of Belarussian Children's Ministry 



"Jesus took a little child and had him stand among them. 
Taking him in his arms, he said to them, Whoever 
welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes 
me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but 
the one who sent me. '" [Mark 9:36-37] 



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Belarus Host Families and Professional Sponsors 



Host Families 


Special Guest 


Home Church 


Scott & Christine 


Irina Matioychenok 


Antioch 


Avery 


' 




Grover & Becky 


Dnr}itriy Titov 


Angier 


Blackburn 


r.. 




Earl & Amber 


Lyubov Makarova 


South Erwin 


Blackmon 






Jim & Ann Burgin 


Antonina Levkovich 


Crossroads 


Robert & Barbara 


Yelena Nabashova 


Calvary 


Butler 


■ 




Donald & Sharon 


Kristina Tukhtayeva 


Friendship 


Dawson 


Pavel Tukhtayeva 




Carsle & Dawn 


Nataliya Gavhlenko 


Coats 


Denning 


Alia Gavhlenko 




Thomas & Peggy 


Anna Yakobleva 


Anderson Creek 


Gllfillan 






Ricky & Judith 


Denis Polischuk 


Harmony ^ 


Holland 






Steve & Debbie 


Yelena Paramonova 


Westfield 


Hubbard 






Rick & Shirley Jefferds Anton Irshenko 


Oak Grove 


Marshall & Beverly 


Tatyana Mosol 


Neill's Creek 


Johnson 


Anna Schurakova 




William & Nancy 


Anna Kovalenok 


Harmony 


King 







Ken & Janet Little Yuliya Shapovalova 
Tom & Ellen McClay Yuliya Shapovalova 

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Memorial 
Memorial 



Host Families 


Special Guest 


Home Church 


David & Jan 


Artyom Podolskiy 


Buies Creek First 


McKnight 






Mark & Beechye 


Denis Kovalev 


Lillington 


Morris 






Charles & Betty Price Yekatherina Zabrudskaya South Erwin 


Anthony & Mickie 


Nikolai Laputin 


Hillmon Grove 


Rebello 


Olga Laputin 




Jim & Teresa Roberts Vitally Podlov 


Lillington 


Tom & Joanna 


Anna Matalygo 


Lillington 


Runyon 






Joe & Kay Sakas 


Sergei Sakovich 


New Hope 


Lee & Lisa Shearin 


Inna Kosheleva 


Coats 


Emest & Shirley 


Yelena Ofitserova 


Rawls 


Simmons 






Edsel & Louise Smith Lillya Irshenko 


Chalybeate 


Springs 






Phillip & Regina 


Zhanna Malahova 


South Erwin 


Strickland 






Rodney & Kim 


Yana Kazachkova 


Harmony 


Strickland 






Bill & Jean 


Olga Podlova 


Chalybeate 


Tomlinson 


Tatyana Ladeiko 


Springs 


Professional Services and Sponsors 




Churches: 






Antioch 


Anderson Creek 


Angler 


Baptist Chapel 


Baptist Grove 


Broadway 



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Buies Creek First 


Calvary 


Chalybeate Springs 


Coats 


Crossroads 


Dunn First 


East Erwin 


Erwin First 


Faith 


Friendship 


Harmony 


Hillmon Grove 


Holly Springs 


Lillington 


Memorial 


Neill's Creek 


New Hope 


Piney Grove Chapel 


Pleasant Memory 


Rawls 


Swanns Station 


South Erwin 


Westfield 


'.'■f^ 


Optometrists: 


■-" 


■ ''' 


Dr. Charles Sikes 


Dr. Hubert Wan-en 


Dr. Colbom 


Dr. Bob Johnson 


Dr. Max Raynor 


- ■ ■ '. ■ j" ■ 



Physicians: 

Dr. Mark Pabst Dr. Randy Hedgepath Behaven Clinic 

Dr. Daniel Brown Dr. Jack Galbralth Dr. George Bartels 

Western Medical Group Dr. Renee Johnson 

Betsy Johnson Hospital Dr. Thomas Brammer & Assoc. 



Dentists: 

Dr. James Honeycutt 
Dr. Gordon Townsend 
Dr. Don Lane 
Dr. Raleigh Wright 
Dr. Manning 



Dr. Eldon Sloan Dr. Ann Godfrey ' 

Dr. Richard Godfrey Dr. Hamby 

Dr. Mary Ann Chiodo Dr. Vincent Chiodo 

Dr. Tulloch Dr. Catherine Evans 
Dr. Price 



Sponsors: 

Overland Charters American Bible Society Lee's Chapel 
Bradley & Shen^on Welding WMU and Baptist Men Groups 
Campbell University 



^ sptM Thanks' b tb$e uib bue gbert 
their time and m^r^y! 



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Biblical Recorder 

These are "watershed years" for Baptists! Analysts almost daily 
remind us that the radical changes in society and the erosion of 
so much that has been precious to us in our religious life is 
creating a time of major "transition" as we Baptists and other 
church groups face the 21st century. 

The Biblical Recorder tries to tell the whole story with a focus on 
the many positive things people are doing in their churches and 
world missions, along with the crucial issues which cannot be 
concealed and ignored if we honor our heritage from yesterday 
and fulfill our mission for tomorrow. 

There is no way to address these issues without correct and 
reliable information. The Biblical Recorder was bom and 
continues to serve for that purpose. In the 164 years of state 
Baptist papers in North Carolina, never was the Recorder more 
needed than now for people to have the truth. 

People are reading less than at any time in recent history at the 
very time there is an increased number of publications and 
periodicals. It is true of secular publications, it is true of 
wholesome books from respected libraries, it is true of religious 
publications. We live in an electronic age, what some have 
described as an "information glut." 

An informed Baptist is a better Baptist; no democracy, including 
our local churches, can survive long without an informed, 
involved constituency which makes decisions based upon 
accurate information from reliable sources. 

The Biblical Recorder should be in every Baptist home in North 
Carolina. Your support as a subscriber and reader, coupled with 
your encouragement to others, will enable the paper to better 
service the constituency with accurate and helpful information. 

In order to save churches large amounts of money and to 



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increase the readership of the Recorder . Church News Service 
(CNS) was launched in 1990. This system lets any congregation 
have their church news incorporated into the Biblical Recorder 
which saves staff time, postage and printing costs. Usually, for 
less than what it costs to produce the church newsletter, CNS 
gives the entire Baptist communication package to each family 
In the congregation. Recent and anticipated increases in mailing 
costs makes CNS a greater value now than ever before. 

The paper deliberately focuses more attention on North Carolina 
Baptists with news, features and inspirational articles which will 
encourage individuals and churches in their witness and ministry. 
One sure way to conquer problems and overcome the barriers 
to effective witness and ministry is to have the facts, know the 
issues and be adequately informed. That is why the Recorder 
was bom; that Is why it serves today. For more information on 
how your church can subscribe or use CNS, contact: 

The Biblical Recorder 

232 West Millbrook Road 

Raleigh, NC 27609 

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Little River Baptist Association 

Budget for 1998 



BUDGET LINE ITEM 


ACCOMPLISHING MISSION/MINISTRY 


1997 


1998 1 


WORLD MISSIONS I 


201 South Africa 
Partnership 


For the availability of funds for this 
partnership. 


1,200.00 


1,200.00 


202 Ukraine Home 
Missionary 


In cooperation with the Baptist 
State Convention of NC; this will 
pay the full salary for a resident 
home missionary to serve for one 


750.00 


750.00 



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BUDGET LINE ITEM 


ACCOMPLISHING MISSION/MINISTRY 


1997 


1998 


203 Belarussian 
Children Ministry 


These funds will cover the expense 
of bringing a Belarussian interpreter 
here in 1998 along with the children 
from that country who need to 
physically be In a "clean" 
environment. 


1,000.00 


* 100.00 


LOCAL MISSIONS || 


211 Hispanic 

Mission/Ministries 

Contingency 


Through a Council On Hispanic 
Ministries, we seek to support work 
among Hispanic churches and 
migrant ministries In our area. This 
will provide additional funding in 
order to guarantee needed mission 
budget funds that are not 
forthcoming from congregations in 
the LRBA. 


7,250.00 


7,250.00 


212 Missions 
Development 


Our Missions Development 
Committee needs funds for studies, 
surveys, and consultation regarding 
future land purchases for 
mission/church sites. 


550.00 


1,000.00 


213 Holloway 
Medical Insurance 


The association has a long standing 
commitment to provide medical 
insurance for Mrs. Holloway, the 
widow of a former Director of 
Missions. 


2,200.00 


2,200.00 


214 Developing 
Ministries 


We seek to develop new ministries 
to pastors, and their families, and to 
minister through the association to 
the needs of the church community. 
These funds allow us to quickly 
respond whenever a need is 
apparent. 


1,100.00 


1,100.00 


215 Summer 
Youth Workers 


Funds for two (2) summer youth 
workers expenses (10 weeks). 




1,000.00 


PERSONNEL AND PERSONNEL EXPENSES 



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BUDGET LINE ITEM 


ACCOMPLISHING MISSION/MINISTRY 


1997 


1998 


221 Director Of 


This person's role is to assist 






Missions: 


churches in our association by 
serving as a missions strategist, 
ministering to churches and church 
leaders, and serving as a general 








leader in helping the Association of 








churches to fulfill its mission. 




/.' 


221-1 Ministry 


These are expenses incurred in the 


Related Expenses: 


performance of ministry. 






a. Mileage 


We reimburse the Director of 


4,825.00 


4,825.00 


Reimbursement 


Missions for business related miles 
at the rate per mile approved by the 
Internal Revenue Service. 






b. Convention 


We provide funds for the DOM to 


875.00 


875.00 


Expense 


attend state, and national 
conventions and for continuing 
education. 






c. Professional 


Expenses incurred while visiting 


875.00 


875.00 


Expenses 


with pastors, and for t)ooks, and 
other resources needed for effective 
ministry. 






221-2 Protective 


These funds provide insurance and 






Benefits: 


retirement protection for the DOM. 






a. Disability and 


This provides additional disability 


620.00 


620.00 


Life Insurance 


insurance and life insurance 
protection for the DOM. 






b. Annuity 


This provides retirement income for 


5,000.00 


5,700.00 


Program 


the DOM through voluntary 
participation in the denomination's 
Annuity Board program. 






c. Social Security 


This is taxable income from the 


5,000.00 


5,500.00 


Offset 


DOM's salary to help meet IRS 
requirements for quarterly filing of 
estimated Income taxes. 






221-3 Basic 


This is taxable income received by 






Compensation: 


the DOM. 






a. Casfi Salary 


This makes up the cash salary part 


23,935.00 


24,935.00 



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BUDGET LINE ITEM 


ACCOMPLISHING MISSION/MINISTRY 


1997 


1998 


b. Housing and 
Utilities 


This provides housing and utilities 
which is non-taxable for IRS 
purposes but must be counted for 
Social Security taxes. 


12,500.00 


13,500.00 


c. Housing Equity 
Fund 


This provides reimbursement to the 
Associational Housing Equity Fund 
at the rate of $100.00 for each 
month of service by the Director. 


1,200.00 


1.200.00 


222 

1 Administrative 
1 Assistant: 


This person assists the Director of 
Missions in fulfilling the mission of 
the churches of the Association by 
managing the office, assisting with 
correspondence, reports, and 
communication of LRBA ministries. 






222-1 Cash Salary 


The salary of the administrative 
assistant is t)ased on working 25 
hours per week. 


12,180.00 


12,667.00 


222-2 Social 
Security 


We are responsible for paying V2 of 
the administrative assistant's social 
security assessment. 


730.00 


759.00 


We are responsible for paying Vz of 
the administrative assistant's 
Medicare assessment. 


175.00 


182.00 


222-3 Continuing 
Education 


The administrative assistant is 
encouraged to attend the state-wide 
church secretary's conference or to 
utilize these funds for some form of 
continuing education (with the 
approval of the DOM). 


125.00 


130.00 


222-4 Tray/el 
Reimbursement 


Funds to reimburse the 
Administrative Assistant for 
business related miles at the rate 
per mile approved by the IRS. 




200.00 


1 

223 Secretarial 
Assistance 


For assistance to the administrative 
assistant as needed an additional 
part time worker up to 15 hours per 
week. 


950.00 


3,600.00 


ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT 



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BUDGET UME FTEM 


ACCOMPUSHING MISSJON/MINISTRY 


1997 


1998 


231 Sunday 
School 


These funds are used to hold 
ACTeam seminars and to send team 
members to training session. The 
largest amount of funding will help 
with the expenses of an association 
wide Sunday School Enlargement 
campaign. 


550.00 


600.00 


232 Vacation Bible 
School 


These funds are to purchase 
materials and to pay expenses for 
an Associational VBS Clinic. 


350.00 


500.00 


233 Discipleship 
Training 


These funds are to be used to 
implement training programs in 
leadership, family/marriage 
enrichment, youth, witnessing and 
general spiritual growth. 


1,135.00 


1,300.00 


234 Wonrjan's 
Missionary Union 


Increase in literature expense and 
pianrved activities. This is a very 
active organization; we have 
extended WMU organizations in a 
number of churches and in a 
number of age-level organizations. 


350.00 


350.00 


235 Brotherhood 


Funds needed for postage, 
literature, video, and local missions. 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


236 Music Ministry 


Funds are used to purchase music, 
hold an appreciation banquet and to 
meet other needs of the 
Association. 


300.00 


300.00 


237 Senior Adult 
Ministry 


These funds will assist an or>going 
ministry to and with the Senior 
Adults of our Association. 


200.00 


200.00 


238 Youth 
Ministries 


Funds to be used for Associational 
Youth Events. 


250.00 


500.00 


239 Divinity 
School 


To assist Campbell Divinity 
students by providing opportunities 
for continued academic training. 


300.00 


300.00 


I FADERSHIP TRAINING | 



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BUDGET LINE ITEM 


ACCOMPUSH*NG MtSSJON/MINISTRY 


1997 


1998 


241 Assemblies 
and Clinics 


Funds to be used for clinics or 
conferences attended by elected 
associational leaders. 


700.00 


800.00 


242 Evangelism 


Summer, youth visit, Fall rally and 
year round evangelism. 


1,000.00 


1,200.00 


243 Visiting 
Speakers 


These funds are used to pay for 
visiting speakers to the Association 
either for the Annual Meeting or 
other events. 


500.00 


500.00 


244 Pastoral 
Ministries Council 


To assist in underwriting training 
events for pastors and deacons as 
sponsored by the Pastoral 
Ministries Council. 


500.00 


500.00 


BUILDING OPERATIONS AND EQUIPMENT 


251 Utilities 


Projected estimates of utilities are: 
Electricity - 2,150.00; Telephones - 
3,000.00; and Water - 350.00. 


5,000.00 


5,500.00 


252 Insurance 


Fire, theft, and liability insurance on 
Associational property and bond 
payment for secretary and 
treasurer. 


2,622.00 


2,622.00 


253 Maintenance 


Funds for upkeep of buildings and 
grounds. 


1,500.00 


1,650.00 


254 Office 
Supplies 


Funds used to purchase paper for 
newsletter, correspondence to 
pastors and other associational 
leaders, reminder cards to 
committee members for future 
meetings and other miscellaneous 
correspondence. Funds are also 
used for all other supplies used by 


3,300.00 


3,400.00 



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BUDGET LINE ITEM 


ACCOMPLISHING MISSION/MINISTRY 


1997 


1998 


255 Postage 


Funds are used to mail out 
correspondence to pastors and 
other committee persons and also 
to pay for mailing over 400 
newsletters per month. 


2,400.00 


2,600.00 


257 Associational 
Annuals 


Funds for printing the Annual 
Associational Minutes. 


1,600.00 


1.700.00 


258 Office 
Equipment 


Funds are used to pay for 
maintenance contract on copier and 
other machine maintenance and 
also to purchase small equipment 
as needed. 


2,000.00 


2,000.00 


259 Media 
Advertising 


Funds for newspaper, radio 
advertisements. 


300.00 


300.00 










MISCELLANEOUS 


261 Contingency 


Limited funds for any need not 
specified in other categories. 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


262 Christmas 
Gifts 


Each Christmas, we seek to express 
our appreciation to these listed in a 
tangible way. We rememl)er our 
professional staff with a token of 
our appreciation for their leadership 
of our Association. We also provide 
an appreciation gift for the 
associational treasurer. 






262-1 Director of 
Missions 


500.00 


500.00 


262-2 Admin. 
Assistant 


350.00 


350.00 


262-3 Treasurer 


350.00 


350.00 


GRAND TOTAL OF BUDGET 


111,077.00 


120,190.00 


AMOUNT NEEDED MONTHLY FOR BUDGET 


9,256.41 


10,015.83 



(*)SPEC1AL NOTE: The Belarussian Children Ministry needs about $26,000.00 to be raised by 
the churches on a special gift basis. This figure is estimated on bringing thirty (30) children. 



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Brotherhood Report 

This has been a year of re-groupIng as we sought a new 
Director for our Baptist Men. Earl Gray, from Angier Baptist has 
accepted this challenge. A good start for better missions work 
has already been made. Fifty-five (55) men recently attended 
the most significant meeting of the year. Richard Branson, 
Director of NC Baptist Men presented the program. An 
overview of mens work along with current publications was 
provided. This "how to" program was well received. 

We are indeed fortunate to have a capable and dedicated 
Disaster Recovery Team lead by Marion i-lobbs. In addition to 
several trips to follow up on Hurricane Fran, these men worked 
locally to help install a baptistry In one of our churches. Interest 
and support for this ministry Is very strong. "Thank You" is In 
order for all who have helped. 

Where are we going in 1998? More men on missions for our 
Lord Jesus is our goal. We need to model servanthood. Fresh 
and anew let us hear the words of Jesus, "Follow Me!" Several 
other activities come to mind as we look to 1998 and other 
activities will be added as your Baptist Men Directors participant 
in our associational meetings. 

First, we want to participate in the region meetings which will be 
held every three (3) months. One such meeting is the Baptist 
Men's Rally to be held on November 4, 1997, 6:30pm, at Trinity 
Baptist Church in Raleigh. 

Second, the association is not here to replace local church 
programs, but to provide opportunities for Baptist Men to 
broaden and strengthen your local programs. Perhaps we can 
get more activity Involved with our support for such projects as: 
The Belarussian Children Ministry (more Baptist Men involved 
and support with our dollars). The South Africa Partnership, 
Youth Projects, develop some local mission projects. ( WE 
could help new churches build their churches. These projects 
could become mission projects for our youth. This could put 
Baptist Men working side by side with our youth.) 



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Little River Baptist Association 
1997-1998 Calendar of Events 

OCTOBER 

1 Wayne Schlink's 4th anniversary at Gourd Springs 

Baptist Church 

1 A. C. Tatem's 2nd anniversary at New Hope Baptist 
Church 

2 Associational Money Management Conference - 
LRBA Center at 7pm 

2-4 Experiencing God Conference, Brookwood Church, 
Burlington 

3 Jerry Parson's Birthday 

3-4 Music Leadership Training Retreat, Caraway 
Conference Center 

4 Billy Crabtree's Birthday 

5 Ronnie Byrd's Birthday 
6-7 Senior Adult Choir Festival 
7 Roy McLamb's Birthday 

7 WMU Leadership Team Meeting -- LRBA Center at 

7pm 
10-1 1 Deacon\Spouse Leadership Conference, Caraway 

Conference Center 
10-12 NC Creative Ministries Festival - "Curtain Call" - Synder 

Memorial, Fayetteville 
1 1 "Renew Your Worship" Workshop - Robert Webber, 

Greensboro 

1 1 Becky Blackburn's Birthday 

12 World Hunger Day 

12 Jan Stinson's Birthday 
14 Sharon Crabtree's Birthday 

16 Cari Graham's Birthday 

17 Tom Lee's Birthday - • 

18 Rick Jefferd's 9th anniversary at Oak Grove Baptist 
Church 



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19 Jim Corbett's Birthday 

22 Nancy Blackmon 's Birthday 

23 ACTeam Workshop ^ Chalybeate Springs Baptist 
Church at 7pm 

25 Jane Jarmon's Birthday and Mildred Lee's Birthday 

26 David Whiteman's 1 1th anniversary at Memorial Baptist 
Church 

26 Daylight Savings Time Ends - Set Clocks Back One 
Hour 

27 Sandra Simmons's Birthday 

27 Little River Baptist Association 's First Session of 
122nd Annual Meeting - Hillmon Grove Baptist 
Church, Cameron 

28 Little River Baptist Association 's Second and Third 
Session of 122nd Annual Meeting - Lillington 
Baptist Church, Lillington 

29 Mark Morris's 2nd anniversary at Lillington Baptist 
Church 



NOVEMBER 

1 Baptist Women's Day of Prayer -- Antioch Baptist 

Church, IVIamers 

2-8 Royal Ambassador Week in the Churches 
3 Baptist Women's Day of Prayer ~ First Baptist Church, 

Erwin - Luncheon 

3-4 NC Southem Baptist Seaetaries Association -- Ridgecrest 

5 , Rick Jefferds's Birthday 

7^ Holly Springs Baptist Missions Night - 6:30pm Dinner - 

7:30pm Missionary 
7 Natalie Burden's Birthday 

7-8 NC Baptist HealthCare Fellowship Annual Meeting - 

Winston-Salem 
10-12 Baptist State Convention of NC Annual Meeting - 

Winston-Salem 



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10 Take up gifts for NC Women's Correctional Center - 
Drop off at LRBA Center. 

12 Michael Simmons's 2nd anniversary at Buies Creek 
First Baptist Church 

1 4 Standi Baucom 's Birthday 

14-16 Fall Youth Evangelism Conference ~ Caswell 
14-16 NC Baptist Conference of the Deaf ~ Caraway 

15 l\/lax Filer's Birthday 

16 American Bible Society Day 
16-19 International Mission Study 

1 6-22 Week of Prayer & Special Offering for Baptist 
Children's Homes 

17 Ministers' Conference - Coats Baptist Church 
Luncheon 

17 A. C. Tatem's Birthday 

18 Associational Council Meeting - LRBA Center at 
7pm 

18 Clergy Stress Workshop ~ LRBA Center at 10am - 

12pm, Luncheon 
18 Marion Owenby's Birthday 
20 ACTeam Workshop '^ Holly Springs Baptist Church 

at7-9pm 
21-22 NC Baptist Men Prayer Retreat - Caswell 
27-28 LRBA Office CLOSED - HAPPY THANKSGIVING 
28 Linda Byrd's Birthday 

30'Dec. 7 Week of Prayer For International Missions & Lottie 
Moon Christmas Offering 

DECEMBER 

1 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Meeting - LRBA Center 
7pm 

2 Ministers' Conference " Christmas Banquet - Holly 
Springs Baptist Church at 7pm 

5-6 SBC Conference on Resources for Black Baptist 

Churches 
5 Danny Jarmon s Birthday , ^ ^ y} 



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5 Patsy Parsons's Birthday 

1 3 Richard Walker's Birthday 

1 5 Steve Pegram's Birthday 

22 Ron Byrd's Birthday 

24-26 Christmas Holiday - LRBA Office CLOSED 

28 James Taylor's 11th anniversary at Fellowship Baptist 

Church 
31 Richard Walker's 8th anniversary at Kennebec Baptist 

Church 
31 -Jan. 1 New Year's Eve Exciting Alternative -- NC Baptist 
Assembly (Caswell) 

Special Dates: December 3-5, 8-10, 10-12 

Senior Adult Retreat -- Christmas By The Sea - NC Baptist 
Assembly (Caswell) 

JANUARY 1998 

1 LRBA Office CLOSED - New Year's Day Holiday 

1 Danny Jarman's 13th anniversary at Macedonia Baptist 

Church 
3 David Lee's Birthday 

5-6 Pastor/Spouse Retreat -- Caraway Conference Center 

8 Pat Pegram's Birthday 

9 Jimmy Blair's Birthday 

12 Ministers' Conference ~1 0:00am 
12-14 NC Baptist Music Conference - Caraway Conference 
Center 

1 7 Dorothy McLamb 's Birthday 

18 Beechye Morris's Birthday 

19 Joyce Tatem's Birthday 

20 Mark Monis's Birthday 

20 "Off-Site" Bible Study Outreach Fellowship Seminar 
20 Reaching People Through New Small Group Bible 

Study Conference 
23-24 WMU Executive Board - Baptist State Convention, 

Cary 
24 Wayne Schlink's Birthday 

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25 Baptist Men's Day in the Churches 

26 NC Baptist Singers' Concert ~ First Church, Cary 

27 Council on Christian Higher Education Meeting ~ 
Caraway 

27 Council on Christian Life and Public Affairs ~ Caraway 

28 Martin Groover's 1 7th anniversary at Antioch Baptist 
Church 

29-30 Preschool and Children's Ministers' Retreat ~ Caraway 
30-31 NC Baptist Men's Convention - Raleigh 



FEBRUARY 

1 Deadline for Church Applications for Youth Corps 

1 Shirley JeffenJ's Birthday 

1-8 Week of Prayer and Special Offering for Baptist 

Retirement Homes of NC 
2-3 State Evangelism Conference -< Greensboro 
4 Harriet Whiteman's Birthday 

6 Jimmy Blair's 4th anniversary at Piney Grove Chapel 

Baptist Church 

8 Race Relations Sunday 
8-14 Focus WMU 

9 Ministers' Conference-' 10am 

10 WIVIU, Pastor's Appreciation Day 

12 Ronnie Byrd's 8th anniversary at South Erwin Baptist 

Church 
15-18 North American Mission Study 

15 Baptist Seminaries, Colleges and School Day Emphasis 
1 5 Daniel M. Deaton's 2nd anniversary as Director of 

Missions 
1 9 David Lee's 3rd anniversary at Faith Baptist Church 
20-21 Youth Choir/Instrumental Festivals - Wake Forest 

University 
22 Volunteers in Missions Day Emphasis 
22 Michael Simmons' Birthday 
23-26 Youth Ministers' Continuing Education Retreat 
25 Becky Wroten's Birthday 

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26-27 VBS Clinic - East 
27-28 Adult Handbell Festivals 



MARCH 

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Week of Prayer for Home Missions and Annie Armstrong 

Easter Offering 

G rover Blackburn's 5th anniversary at Angler Baptist 

Ctiurcti 

Roy McLamb's 1st anniversary at Flatwoods Baptist 

Churcti 

VBS Clinic ~ Piedmont 

Disciplemaking Institute 

Ministers' Conference - 10:00am 

Carolyn Hicks's Birthday 

George Stallings's 12th anniversary at Baptist Chapel 

Church 

NC Baptist Men Board Meeting ~ Caraway 

Youth Handbell Festivals 

George Stallings's Birthday 

Mountain Evangelism Conference 

NC Baptist Singers' Concert 

Patricia Baucom's Birthday 

Steve Davis's Birthday 

Challengers Adventure Weekend 

Language Pastors' Conference - Caraway 

"Start Something New Sunday" 

Billy Crabtree's 3rd anniversary at Baptist Grove 

Church 

Martin Groover's Birthday 

"Soar Higher" Retreat for Boys 3rd-5th Grade and Dads 

-- Caswell 

WMU Missions Extravaganza (Annual Meeting), 

Ridgecrest 

Ruth Ann Groover's Birthday 



APRIL 

3-4 



ACT 1 , (ACTeam) - East and West 
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3-5 International Student Conference ~ Caswell 

3-5 Spring Fling Retreat 1 ~ NC Baptist Assembly (Caswell) 

6-8 Coastal Senior Adult Retreat -- Caswell 

7 Danny Lewis's 7th anniversary at Calvary Baptist 
Ctiurch 

8 Bible Drill Registrations Due to Baptist State 
Convention 

10 EASTER HOLIDAY - LRBA Office Closed 

12 EASTER SUNDAY 

13-14 NC Baptist Ministers'/Laymen's Golf Retreat -- Caraway 

13 Ministers' Conference ^ 10am 

13 Diffy Lewis's Birthday 

14 Church Building Conference 

15 Chris Wroten's Birthday 

17-18 Interfaith Witness Seminar, Caraway 

1 7 State Youth Bible Drills and State Youth Speakers 
Toumaments 

17-18 Disaster Relief Expo 

17-18 Church Orientation -EVANGELS/WITNESS - Caraway 

17-19 Adult Campcraft Training - Caraway 

18 State Children's Bible Drills (five locations) 

18 Lad/Crusader Congresses 

19 Cooperative Program Day/Stewardship Emphasis 

20 James Taylor's Birthday 

21 Annual WMU Assoclational Meeting -- Calvary 
Baptist Church 

21 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Meeting - LRBA Center 

7pm 

24 State Youth Bible Drills and State Youth Speakers 
Tournaments 

25 State Children's Bible Drills (five locations) 

26 Earth Stewards Sunday 

27-28 Bible Teaching-Reaching Growth Consultant Training 
27-29 Coastal Senior Adult Retreat - Caswell 



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MAY 

1-2 WMU Executive Board - Camp Mundo Vista 
1-2 Lay Renewal Gathering - Caraway 
1-2 Eastern NC Evangelism Workshop - Caswell 
1-3 Blind Fellowship Retreat, Caraway 

1 -3 "Car Show" Retreat for Boys 6th-8th Grade and their Dads 

-- Caswell 

2 Finalist Youth Speakers' Toumament and Finalist Youth 
Bible Drill 

3-10 Week of Prayer and Special Offering for NC Baptist 

Hospitals 
4-5 Key Leadership Conference -- NC Baptist Assembly 
8 Carroll Owenby's Birthday 

10 Meredith College Graduation 

11 Ministers' Conference ~ 10:00am 
1 1 Campbell University Graduation 

15-17 National Sunday School Directors Seminar ~ Fayetteville 

1 6 State Royal Ambassador Track Meet 

19 Council on Christian Life and Public Affairs Meeting 

19 Council on Christian Higher Education Meeting 

20 Claudia Graham's Birthday 

22-24 Couples Spring Break, NC Baptist Assembly ~ Caswell 

22-24 Deaf Youth Retreat, Camp Caraway 

22-30 WMU Prayer Retreat - Caraway 

25 Memorial Day IHoliday - LRBA Office Closed 

29-30 WMU Associational Leadership Team Training ~ Caswell 

( Special Note : Ministers' Conference will not be held during 

the summer quarter but will resume in September.) 

JUNE 

1 Sandra Taylor's Birthday 

6-13 Mission Boot Camp ~ Caswell 

7 Caraway Staff Training Begins 

8 Christian High Adventure Begins 

9-12 Spring Youth Evangelism Conference, NC Baptist 

Assembly, (Caswell) 

13-15 Single Adult Evangelism Conference, Caswell 



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14-20 Church Music Leadership Conference, Ridgecrest 
15 Caraway Summer Camp for Boys Opens _ 

15-16 WMU and SBC Annual Meeting, Dallas Texas 
1 9 Mike Stinson 's Birtiiday 
22 Piiillip Burden's 1st anniversary at Duncan Baptist 

Ctiurcii 
26 Russell Blackmon's 9th anniversary at Swann's 

Station 
28 Sandra Deaton's Birtfiday 

JULY 

4 LRBA Office CLOSED - Independence Day 

- 1-3 GA Mini - Week Camp -- Camp Mundo Vista 
5-10 Youth Music Week ~ Camp Truett 
6-10 Caraway Summer Camp for Boys ~ Camp Caraway 
6-10 Family Fun and Focus Week 1 -- NC Baptist Assembly 

(Caswell) 
6-1 1 Youth Evangelism Week II -- NC Baptist Assembly 

(Caswell) 

7 Ptiiiiip Burden's Birthday 

8 Danny Lewis' Birthday 

10-1 1 Associational Leadership Team Training ~ Caraway 

12 Chris Wroten's 6th anniversary at Hillmon Grove 
Baptist Church 

13-17 GA/Acteens Camp ~ Camp Mundo Vista 

1 3-1 7 Caraway Summer Camp for Boys 

13-18 Music Week at Caswell (ChlldrenATouth/Adult) 

13 Linda Lee's Birthday 

14 Dons Filer's Birthday 

15 Dan Deaton's Birthday 

16 Peggy Ann Mooney's Birthday 

20-23 Ministering to the Chemically Dependent and Their 

Families ~ Gardner- Webb 

University 
20-24 Acteens/Angel Tree Camp ~ Camp Mundo Vista 
20-24 Caraway Summer Camp for Boys 



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20-24 Truett Camp, Boys Week 

20-25 World Missions Week, NC Baptist Assembly ( Caswell) 

22-26 Baptist Youth World Conference ~ Houston, Texas 

23 Mike Stinson's 1st anniversary at Chalybeate Springs 

Baptist Churcti 

24-26 Bivocational Ministers' Conference ~ Caraway 

25 Church Weekday Education Workshop - Durham 

27-29 Operation Yahweh -- Super Summer 

27-31 GA Camp - Camp Mundo Vista 

27-31 Children's Choir Camp - WIngate University 

29 Tom Lee's 7th anniversary at Broadway Baptist 

Church 

30-31 SUPER SUMMER' 98 - Carowinds 

AUGUST 

1 Jerry Hick's 8th anniversary at EnA/in First Baptist 
Church 

2 Day of Prayer for World Peace 

3-7 GA Week Camp -- Camp Mundo Vista 

3-7 Summer Retreat for People with AIDS - Caraway 

3 Kinr) Davis's Birthday 

4 Frank Neville's Birthday 

7-8 Church Brotherhood Leadership Training ~ Caraway 

8 Jesse Mooney's Birthday 

9-10 Summer Missions Debriefing -- Caraway 

9-1 2 Caraway Summer Camp - Camp Kid Care 

10-12 Happiness Retreat I - Caraway 

1 1 Caria Stallings's Birthday 

1 3 Steve Pegram's 3rd anniversary at Westfield Baptist 

Church 
14-15 Lay Witnessing Conference ^ Caraway 
1 7 Jerry Parsons's 1st anniversary at Holly Springs Baptist 

Church 
W ' Brenda Schlink's Birthday 
21-22 Associational Discipleship Supporters Update - 

Caraway 
24-25 Volunteer Chaplains' Workshop 



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24-26 Regional Worship Conferences 

24-28 Senior Adult Conference By-the-Sea ~ Caswell 

25 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Meeting - LRBA Center 

7pm 
27 Jerry Hick's Birthday 
29 Russell Blackmon's Birthday 

SEPTEMBER 

1 Jesse Mooney's 6th anniversary at Coats Baptist 

Church 
4-5 NC Baptist Men's Board Meeting 
5 David Whiteman's Birthday 

7 LRBA Office CLOSED ' LABOR DAY 

9 Lynne Walker's Birthday 

10 Grover Blackburn's Birthday 

11-12 Equipping Today's Church ~ RIdgecrest 
11-12 Music Leadership Training Retreat - Caraway 
1 3-20 Week of Prayer and Special Offerings for North 

Carolina Missions 
14 Ministers' Conference - 10:00am 
14 Cassandra Holt's 4th anniversary at LRBA 
14-15 NC Baptist Ministers'/Laymen's Golf Retreat ~ Caraway 
14-16 Coastal Senior Adult Retreat - Caswell 
18-19 Sunday School Leadership Training -- Caraway 
18-19 Lad/Crusader Camporee -- Caraway 
18-19 WMU Executive Board - Camp Mundo Vista 
19-20 Youth Ministry Council Planning Retreat ~ Caswell 

20 Biblical Recorder Day 

21 Ron Byrd's 3rd anniversary at East En/vin Baptist 
Church 

25-26 Father/Daughter Retreat -- (1st - 5th Graders & Their 

Dads) Caswell 
25-27 Baptist Student Convention - Ridgecrest 
29 Council on Christian Life and Public Affairs Meeting - 

Caswell 
29 Council on Christian Higher Education - Caswell 



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Christian Life and Public Affairs 
Annual Report 1997 

Jesus came not only to save us from our sins and bring us into the 
family of God, but He commanded us to be the Salt of the earth and 
the Light of the world. When He said, "Let your light so shine before 
me," He was telling us that our public life should be a testimony to our 
Christian faith. Baptists in our state have a Council on Christian Life 
and Public Affairs to focus our witness in our state, and our personal 
part is to live as good examples of the Christian faith in our citizenship 
and public life. 

Every year we face the need to work not only for the good of the 
public, but also against the enemies of worthy life. We work with other 
denominations on moral and social issues, such as the sanctity of 
human life, efforts to keep our state out of the gambling business, and 
the notorious pornography business. Every time the State Legislature 
meets, we have to be alert and to unite in facing the foes of moral and 
social righteousness. 

We work with the Christian Action League of North Carolina, which is 
an interdenominational group that helps to keep us alert to the moral 
and social scene in our state. This enables us to benefit by its 
watchful eye on the workings of the Legislature and to focus our 
influence when evil proposals seek to become legitimate through state 
laws. 

One of the things that has been done is to strengthen the DWI laws. 
We must stand up for the rights of people to be safe from drunken 
drivers on our streets and highways. When great moral issues face 
us, we have many allies to help us to be "Salt" and "Light" in our 
society. 

Suibm/tted By; Tom Freeman 

Christian Life/Public Affairs Rep. 



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Cooperative Programs/Stewardship Report 

1996 - 1997 



For the past 12 months the Little River Baptist Association has 
received $95,163.48 in undesignated gifts from the churches that 
make up the Little River Baptist Association. In addition, these 
churches have given $41,163.48 to designated funds within the 
Association. In the same period twenty-four (24) churches have 
reported giving to the Cooperative Program $231,052.46. This is a 
good report. The Cooperative Program continues to be the life line for 
most Baptist work throughout the state and the world supporting World 
Missions, Home Missions, convention programs, and state programs. 
The Baptist State Convention has received cooperative funds totaling 
$21,432,862.94 from January 4, 1997 - September 19, 1997. This is 
an 8.6% increase over the same time last year. In addition, churches 
in North Carolina have given $6,977,675.24 to Foreign Missions, 
$4,506,901.92 to Home Missions, and $518,854.82 to The North 
Carolina Missions Offering. Also churches in North Carolina have 
given $565,410.81 to the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship through the 
Convention. 

The challenge is great in our Association for expanded ministries and 
for new work. Whether we meet this challenge will depend upon the 
stewardship of our people and our churches. Let us move forward 
and be good stewards of the Word and of our possessions. 

Submitted By: Frank Neville 

Cooperative Program/Stewardshio Rep. 




"All things were created 
by him, and for him " (Col 1 :1 6), 

Acknowledge His Lordship 
with a Will 
that Is Christ Centered 



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Disaster Recovery Annual Report 1997 

The Disaster Recovery Team has continued to grow throughout the 
year. The number of members has increased to forty-four (44). 
Members of the team came together in November '96 for 
associational training and cookout. The training consisted of proper 
handling of a chain saw conducted by Greg Black and first aid training 
by one of our members, Frank Shue. 

We had several members to go to Camp Caswell in December of 96, 
to repair buildings that were damaged by Hurricane Fran. Also, in 
December the DRT was called in to clean up Fran damage In the 
Fuquay-Varina area. One of the team members along with his church 
handled the task. 

In early spring we had members to install a baptistry in Anderson 
Creek Baptist Church. In April, a few members went to Camp Caswell 
for the annual Disaster Relief/Recovery training. Some of the wives 
attended and became certified as Disaster Relief members for the 
feeding units. 

At the annual Agricultural Field Day at Buies Creek, the Disaster 
Recovery Trailer was on display so the public could see how we are 
equipped to help those in need. To help meet physical and spiritual 
needs of hurting people is what this ministry is all about. 

Sub/n/ftecf By: Marion Hobbs 

Associational Disaster Recovery Team Leader 

DISASTER RECOVERY ROSTER 

Jeffery Bain ® Baptist Grove Al Caviness « Chalybeate Springs 
Johnny Spence & Chalybeate Springs Forrest Penny ^ Chalybeate Sphngs 
Phillip Spence * Crossroads Church Charles Rambeau * Dunn Second 
Marion Hobbs * Friendship Chris Wroten * Hillmon Grove 

Clark Kershner ^ Holly Springs Frank Shue * Holly Springs Baptist 

Bill Daniel * Macedonia Ken Daniel * Macedonia 

John Palmer * New Hope ' Gary Stewart * New Hope 

Patrick Flowers ^ New Hope Bill Straight * New Hope 

Benny Cox ^ New Hope Joe Sakas *b New Hope 

David Hamilton ^ New Hope Dale Morris "^ New Hope 

Kermit Elmore * New Hope David Hess ^ New Hope 

David Suries ^ Neill's Creek Marshall Woodail * Neiil's Creek 



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Bryant Keith * Neill's Creek 
Julian Doby 9 Neill's Creek 
Robert Wood * Neill's Creek 
Chris Smith * Swanns Station 
David Peele «b Swanns Station 
Steve Pec ram "^ Westfield 



Furnian Keith « Neill's Creek 
Marshall Johnson ^t Neill's Creek 
Bob Holder © Swanns Station 
Bill Douglas * Swanns Station 
Roscoe Legg * Swanns Station 



Discipleship Training Report 

Jesus connnnissioned His church to nnake disciples. Disciplemaking 
begins with evangelism and continues through the rest of a Christian's 
life. Spiritual growth Is growing in a personal relationship with Jesus. 
Jesus is Lord of ail of life. Therefore, a Christian's personal 
relationship with Jesus involves every aspect of life. 

Maturing Christians will reach out with the gospel to unsaved people. 
That is the natural result of Jesus' active presence in a Christian. The 
need for our churches to improve their disciple-making is shown by the 
fact that while the population of Hamett County increased by more 
than 16,000 from 1990 to 1996, the total membership of all LRBA 
churches increased by less than 400 during the same time. 

We, the Assoclatlonal Discipleship Supporters, are not interested in 
simply promoting a program. We are very interested in assisting 
churches in the process of making disciples. Twenty-four (24) out of 
forty-one (41) churches reported any kind of discipleship study in the 
past year. Total on-going discipleship enrollment was 1066. Total 
short-term discipleship enrollment was 645. Eleven (11) churches 
listed a Discipleship Training Director. 

This past year, we held two seminars focusing on new Christian/new 
member discipling. David Cox, pastor of Richland Creek Community 
Church in Wake Forest, led the seminars. On May 20, 1997, only 12 
attended. Rev. Cox did such a good job that we decided to repeat the 
seminar. On August 18, 51 attended. 

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LIFE Support Network 

The LIFE Support Network continues to offer "Making Peace With Your 
Past" support groups, which help people with a wide spectrum of 
personal issues. This is our foundational type of group. Other groups 
dealing with specific types of issues will also be offered. Brochures 
have been sent to every church. We plan to begin our next "Making 
Peace" group in January, 1998. 

A Chemical Dependency group is meeting weekly. This group uses a 
Christ-centered 12-step process with a workbook. For brochures and 
information on meeting places and times, please call the LRBA office 
or me at ^019) 258-3103. 

Submitted By: David Oyster 

Associational Discipleship Director 




Evangelism Report 

It has jee my privilege to serve as your Evangelism Chairman this 
year. It hao been a challenging year in which we have sought to 
emphasize witness training and provide special evangelistic events. 
In February, our Director of Missions and I led a training session in 
evangelistic techniques. Rev. Deaton taught a course in "Total Church 
Life" while I taught a course called "People Sharing Jesus". We had 
a good number of laypeople from our churches attending the study. 
In addition, we have placed modules of both of the courses in the 
associational library for use by our churches. 

In June, we attempted our first associational youth rally held at 
Campbell University. Witness, from our State Convention, was the 
featured group, along with Rev. Steve Gordon from Friendship Baptist 
Church. The weather was extremely hot, but for those who attended, 
the event was a wonderful experience. I hope we will be able to have 
another event similar to this next summer. 

I had hoped to have an associational revival this fall, but sufficient 
plans could not be made in time. I hope that this is something we will 
be able to do in the near future. 



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Thank you for letting me serve you this year. I am looking forward to 
1998, trusting that it will be a very good year in reaching many people 
in the Little River Baptist Association area for Christ. 



Submitted By: Michael Simmons 

Associational Evangelism Director 




IN MEMORIAM 



The Bible is a book of comfort. It brings within its words many 
promises of comfort both for the living and the dead. We read in First 
Thessalonians, Chapter 4, verses 13 and 14, "But I would not have 
you to be ignorant, brethen, concerning them which are asleep, that ye 
sonvw not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that 
Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus 
will God bring with him. " 

In these words we find not only the strength to face the future without 
our loved ones, but the security we all seek as we daily serve a risen 
Savior. These verses tell us that only those who are ignorant of God's 
Word and that who live their lives without His love need to fear death. 
It tells us that we will rise again if we trust In Him and His saving power. 

And In verses 14 and 15, it becomes clearer. Listen to the words of 
God. "For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which 
are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent 
them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from 
heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the 
trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first" 

We can then look forward to the day when the tnjmpet shall sound and 
we meet again with our loved ones in the air to be together 
forevermore. We don't know the time, but we know the method. 
Jesus will merely speak and it'll happen. Let us look forward together 
to that day as we look back over the past year and reflect on those 
who have preceded us in the crossing over from limited life here on 
earth to unlimited life in the hereafter. 



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Servant of God, well done! 

Rest from thy loved employ: 
The battle fought, the victory won, 

Enter thy Master's joy. 
The pains of death are past' 

Labor and sorrow cease, 
And life's long warfare closed at last, 

Thy soul is found in peace. 

James Montgomery 



Submitted by: Rev. Carl Graham 



Angier: 

Mae D. Campbell 
Evelyn K. Johnson 
Martha C. Nipper 
Okie Inez Williams 

Antioch: 

Billy Matthews 
George Collins 
Elizabeth Dean 
Glenn O'Kelley 
Alstpn McNeill 
Ruth O'Quinn 
Cavie Brown 
Bessie Faircloth 
Thomas L. O'Quinn 

Baptist Grove: 

Elma Howell 
Odell Johnson 
Carlton Sauls 
Cathy Seymour 
James Smith 

Broadway: 

James Pittman 

Buies Creek First: 

Annie B. McLeod 
Katherine Reardon 
Mattie Stewart 

Calvary: 

Leah Cowgill 



Chalybeate Springs: 

Joe Booth 
Royster G. Smith 
Charles Rambeau, Sr. 
Mary Lou Lee 
Shirley Rambeau 
Mary Lee Ryals 
Jimmie W. Smith 
Josie P. Lewis 

Duncan: 

C. D. Painter 
Leo Betts 
Eula Pegram 

Dunn First: 

Ernest M. Turlington 
Callie Earp Allen 
Ruth Pope Barfield 
W. Earl Ryals 
W. Earl Youngblood, Jr. 
Vera R. Butler 
Eloise W. Bischoff 
Ruby Pope Ryals 
Catherine L. Warren 
L. Eugene Dowd 
Gladys T. Jones 
Albert F. Watkins 
Neva G. Tart 
Evelyn Matthews 
Ernest C. Warren 
Oma C. Hardison 



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Dunn Second: 

Wanda Surles Beasley 

Erwin First: 

Leroy Carpenter 
Pearl Stroud 
Wynona Daniels 
Bemie Honeycutt 
Willis Messer 
Homer Ennis 

Fellowship: 

Leon Hawley 

Friendship: 

Alma Wicker 
Owen Gates 
W. E. Bethune, Sr. 
Kent Glover 

Hillmon Grove: 

John King 

Harmony: 

C. D. Cumn, Jr. 
Dorothy Bishop Darroch 

Holly Springs: 

Herman McNeill 

Elton McNeill 

Clarence Patterson 

Duncan Brown 

Nello Patterson 

Lillie Margaret Cummings 

Cailie McNeill 

Julian Patterson 

Ruth Patterson 

Don Patterson, Sr. 

Flonnie Kelly 

Janice McNeill 

Joyce Nordon 

Stewart Parker 

Kennebec: 

Ossie Brown 
Stamey McLean 
James Moore 
Ray Moore 



Lillington: 

Ruth Awbrey 
Karl Bordeaux 
Mildred Butler 
Ronnie Godwin 
Faye Hamilton 
Norma Johnson 
Adelaide Kelly 
James Roberts, Sr. 
Ruth Sturgill 
Cliff Wade 
Bobby Wicker 

Macedonia: 

Lena Smith 

Memorial: 

Lucy J. Lasater 
Mabel Bean 
Doris Connell 

New Hope: 

Ed Polinski 
Cecil Womble 

Nelll's Creek: 

Larry Mangum 
Elora Johnson 
Bruce Shelley 
Naomi Mills 
Christine Norris 

North Clinton Avenue: 

Faye Johnson 
Scenia Tutor 
Irene Martin 
Bobby Creech 

Oak Grove: 

Odie Smith 

Piney Grove Chapel: 

Mary Gamer 
Gertrude Honeycutt 
Mary Satterwhite 
Rosella Honeycutt 
Reba Vaughan 



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Pleasant Memory: 

C. R. (Bobby) Franklin 
Elsie Hart 

Rawis: 

Ernestine Weathers 
Alford Matthews 

Swanns Station: 

Joyce Sharpe 
Tethrow Sumner 
William (Bill) Layton 
Jack Fore 
Leon Perkins 
Jimmy Dan Sharpe 



Westfield: 

Mildred Parrish 
Virginia Mitchell 
George Mitchell 
Estelle Batts 




John 3:16 



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Mision Hispana De Buies Creek 

Matthews 28:19 & 20 

The Lord has and is continuing to bless our Spanish Mission and 
throughout the Little River Baptist Association. Our driving forces 
and much of our accomplishments were made possible through 
our volunteer staff. 

We have continued with our ESL (English as the second 
language). Our children's ministry is continuing to grow stronger 
every year. We are averaging around 10 children on Sunday 
nights. The Puppet Ministry of the Coats Baptist Church come 
and share the gospel with our children. 

We are continuing our clothing closet and helping those that are 
new in our community. We have joined forces with the Johnston 
Baptist Association, under the leadership of Clifton Woodruff, with 
his vision for feeding the hungry children and families in our 
communities. Because of Mr. Woodruff, we were able to expand 
our food closet ministry this year. Now it is bigger than ever! We 
have fed hundreds of hungry children and families. Thanks goes 
to the Woodruffs and Winn Dixie for making it all possible. But 
all the thanks goes to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. 

This year for the first time we held a Sports Banquet after our 
Fiesta. We honored those who excelled in different areas of 
athletics. Trophies and medallions were handed out to all the 
winners. 

I personally felt compelled to recognize our volunteer staff, by 
honoring them, with a plaque to show our appreciation for their 
hard work and service In building God's kingdom here on earth. 

I also recognized our sponsoring church, Coats Baptist Church, 
and our association with a plaque for their support, hard work, 
and service. 

This year we have felt the Holy Spirit, more and more then ever 
in our mist. We had 9 professions of faith, this makes 16 so far 
In the last 3 years. The Lord is not only blessing our adults but 
also our children. God bless the little children. 

I would like to take this time to tell you that the Hispanic Council 
and the Executive Committee meetings during this year have 
been wonderful and I have teamed a lot. We owe those councils, 

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the board members, and our volunteer staff a debt of gratitude, 
I applaud each and everyone of you. I thank you from the bottom 
of my heart. 

I can not close this report without saying Cathy and I love you 
Baptists. Serving as your Spanish Pastor has been exciting and 
challenging. I will continue to have a heart filled with love and 
appreciation for the people in the Little River Baptist Association. 

I look forward for to the upcoming year to work harder, closer with 
our Director of Missions, our mother church, and all the churches 
in our association. God Bless you all and Vaya Con Dios 

Submitted By: J. T. Mercado 

Hispanic Minister 
John 21:15 



Moderator and Executive Committee Report 

What is the Little River Baptist Association? It is what the individual 
churches in the association have made it. 

What will the Little River Baptist Association be in the future? The answer 
to that question will be determined as we prayerfully consider, "What is 
God's mission for us together?" 

In all things we give praise to the Lord! Much has been accomplished in 
the Little River Baptist Association this past year for which we can rejoice. 
Our local churches and our associational committees have ail been heavily 
involved in responding to the many challenging opportunities for service 
that the Lord has provided. In every area of Harnett County we see and 
hear of the good works being done by Southem Baptist Christians sharing, 
praying, giving, caring, loving; God's people working; God's people 
ministering in Christ's name. Things are being done, plans are being made 
that will strengthen our churches, that will cause our churches to grow, and 
that will make our churches more effective centers of ministry. 

At the associational level, we have been blessed with people who have 
served faithfully and effectively. Many projects have been completed, 
many are in progress, and still others are being planned. The tremendous 
talents and resources of the fine people In our association are truly being 

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mobilized for the Lord's work. 



Our association has benefited greatly from the first full year of service by 
our Director of Missions, Dan Deaton. Dan's energy, enthusiasm, broad 
experience and exceptional knowledge has been especially helpful in 
moving us forward. Dan Is a man of great vision and has a deep love for 
the Lord. He will do an outstanding job leading us into the twenty-first 
century. 

As Moderator, I want to express my deep-felt appreciation to the pastors for 
what they are doing in their local churches and on the associational level. 
I want to thank the local church members for what they are doing in their 
churches and communities; and finally, I want to thank those who have 
worked so unselfishly at the associational level providing faithful service 
and effective leadership. 
I look forward to serving with each of you during the coming year. 



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A FAMILY OF CHURCHES 
REACHING ALL PEOPLES 



Submitted By: Jim Randolph 

Moderator 



North Carolina Baptist Colleges and Universities - 

1997 
Serving North Carolir)a Baptists for 862 years 



1996 College and University Data 

Total Enrollments (Regular and Summer Schools): 24,125 

Graduates: 4,119 

Faculty: 1456 Administration: 161 Church-related- vocations 

students: 526 



CAMPBELL UNIVERSITY 

- Coened Jan. 5, 1887 as Butes' 
CreeK Academy. 

- Became Buies' Creek Jun-c^ 
College, Aug. 21, 1924. 

- Authorized by Baptist State 
Convention to become Car ^w^ 
College, Dec. 1, 1926. 

- Began a senior college prcgram 
with the junior class in 1961 

- School of Law founded in 1976. 

- Graduate program in Education 
launched in 1977; in Business, 
1978. 

- Became Campbell University on 
June 6, 1979. School of Pharmac 
and School of Education founded ■ 

1985. 

- School of Divinity founded in 1995 
Norman A. Wiggins, President 

CHOWAN COLLEGE 

- Founded and opened for students 
as Chowan Female Institute 

Ort 11 1848 

- Became a fully accredited senior 
college Dec. 1 1971. 

- Became Gardner-Webb University 
on Jan. 1, 1993, and opened 
School of Divinity, Fall 1993. 

M. Christopher White, President 

MARS HILL COLLEGE 

- First commencement as French 
Broad Baptist Institute, July 4, 1856 

- Chartered as Mars Hill College. 
Feb. 16, 1859. 

- Opened as Mars Hill Junior 
College, Aug. 14, 1922. 

- Began a senior college program in 
1962. 

A. Max Lennon, President 

MEREDITH COLLEGE 

- Incorporated as Baptist Female 
University of NC, Opened for 
students, Sept. 27, 1899. 

- Became Baptist University for 
Women by legislative enactment 
Jan, 20, 1905. 

- Became Meredith College by 
legislative enactment. Jan. 24 
1911 

John E. Weems, President 



WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY 

- Opened as Wake Forftst institute, Feb 
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. ,iSi catieu v.>.owan remaie Conegiaie 
.'istitute in 1851 

- rot called Chowan Baptist Fe-^naie 
-siitute in 1868. 

- Became Chowan College on May 17, 
1910. 

- Became coeducational senior college, 
1931. 

- Changed to a junior college, September 
1937. 

- Changed to senior college status. Fall 
1992. 

Stanley G. Lott, President 

GARDNER-WEBB UNIVERSITY 

First chartered as Boiling Springs High 
School, Dec. 2, 1905. 

- Opened as Boiling Springs Junior 
College, Sept. 3, 1928. 

- Name changed and new charter granted 
to Gardner-Webb Junior College, Inc., 
June 1942. 

- Charter amended in conformity to the 
Constitution of the NC Baptist State 
Conv'S'^^on Nov 1946. 

-.' artered as Wake Forest College, 
wake Forest Dec 28, 1838. 
bowman Gray Medical School of Wake 
.^ crest College, Winston-Salem, officially 
opened July 1, 1941; first class Sept. 
10 1941. 

- Wake Forest College authorized by 
special session of Convention meeting 
fp Greensboro, July 30, 1946, to move 
to Winston-Salem. 

First session in Winston-Salem began 
with the summer term, June 18, 1956; 
Wake Forest College became a 
university, June, 12, 1967. 

- Baptist State Convention and Wake 
Forest University established a new 
relationship on Nov. 11, 1986 as 
described in the Convention's 
Constitution, Article XIV. 

Thomas K. Hearn, Jr. , President 



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WINGATE UNIVERSITY 

- Authorized as Wingate School of 
Union Baptist Association, 1895. 
Opened 1896; chartered 1897. 

- Became a junior college in 1923. - 

- Baptist State Convention assumed 
sponsorship; withdrew in 1930 and ^ 
retumed Wingate College to support 

by Union and other associations. 

- Trustees first appointed by N. C. Baptist 
State Convention in 1949. 

- Became a senior college in 1977. 

- Began offering graduate work in 198b 

- Became Wingate Up ver^ity in 1995 , ' - 

Meredith College has formally 

requested a new relationship with the 

Baptist State Convention, patterned 

after the one with Wake Forest « 

University. The matter will be voted 

upon during the Nov. 11-12, 1997 

Convention. 

Little River Baptist Association 

Growth Endowment For Missions 

Annual Report 97 

The Endowment program for missions in the Little River Baptist Association 
is on track and making progress. 

After much hard work, your committee has finalized the legal 
requirements of a Resolution establishing an Endowment for 
Missions so that we can ail march to the same drummer. 

During the mean time, Mr. Bill Overby from the North Carolina Baptist 
Foundation has visited with a number of churches and a number of 
people, showing us how we can contribute to a mission cause and 
get some tax savings at the same time. 

LRBA is indebted to the Baptist Foundation for providing us with Mr. 
Overby on a part-time basis, and we are certainly grateful to them for 
providing us with computer service and well-trained staff to deal with 
the knotty problems of estate planning and saving taxes. 



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Some moneys have already come into the Mission Endowment Fund, 
and it is expected to grow as all of our churches and people learn of 
the tax savings that come with good planning. 

Mr. Overby will give us a more complete report at the 1997 
Associational meeting. 

Submitted By: Dr. Bruce Blackmon 

Associational Baptist Foundation Chainvan 



The North Carolina Baptist Hospitals, INC. 

HOSPITAL HIGHLIGHTS 

Since opening its doors in 1923, The North Carolina Baptist Hospitals, Inc. 
has remained fully committed to the purpose of carrying out a ministry of 
healing as taught by Jesus Christ. It Is this Chhst-like spirit that has led 
patients such as Helen Keller to write: "When I was coming out from under 
surgery, they treated me with fine love, and I could feel it. I have been In 
places where it didn't matter how many times you pressed the call button, 
you would just lie there and wait, but the nurses at Baptist Hospital always 
came right away. If I ever have to go back to a hospital, this Is where I 
would come." 

Baptist Benevolent Care Fund 

Baptist churches from all across North Carolina joined us in mutual mission 
through the Mother's Day offering. This annual ingathering of love was 
approved by the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina in 1924. In 
1996 the MDO amounted to $456,497.00. It was used exclusively to help 
patients who had little or no health care insurance or other financial means 
to pay their hospital bills. From this past year's offering, over $200,000 was 
used to assist members of our Baptist Churches. May God bless all those 
who gave so generously. 

Division of Pastoral Care 

During the year the Chaplains and Staff of the Pastoral Care Department 
provide worship services In Davis Chapel on Monday, Wednesday, Friday 
and Sunday for patients and family members. The Pastoral Care 
Department staff supervised 65 students during the year. They made more 



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than 50,000 ministry contacts, an increase of 10% over the previous year. 

CareNet, Inc. continues to grow. There are now 13 counseling centers 
located in strategic areas across the state. During the year these centers 
will provide over 26,000 hours of counseling. 

The Center for Congregational Health, Inc. continues to expand its 
assistance to ministers and churches. Programs and assistance offered 
to churches include Consultants and Intentional Interims working with 
churches as they face the challenges of today. The Young Leader's 
Program helps in leadership development, and the Clergy Wellness 
Program, Tuming Point, is designed to foster a holistic-growth approach to 
the individual minister's life calling. 

Points of Emphasis and Progress 

J. PAUL STICHT CENTER - In April the J. Paul Sticht Center on Aging and 
Rehabilitation opened the doors of a new 240,000 square foot state-of-the- 
art building. Here services are provided to older adults. These services 
included a geriatric assessment clinic, Acute Care for the Elderly clinic, 
Alzheimer's disease and memory disorders clinic, osteoporosis clinic, 
geriatric gynecology clinic, a women's health center, education services, 
and a legal clinic for seniors. It houses a true "Day Hospital" for seniors - 
the first in the state - which provides therapy, examinations and 
rehabilitation as day-time treatment, eliminating costly overnight stays. 

COMPREHAB - On November 4, 1996, the doors were opened to the 
Medical Center's new CompRehab Center. The 70,000 square-foot 
building houses a full spectrum of physical rehabilitation and related clinical 
services, including a Sports Medicine Center, Foot and Ankle Center, The 
Hand Center, Outpatient Physical Therapy Center, Spine Center, and the 
Neurorehabilitation Center. 

TRAUMA CENTER - The Medical Center has the only designated Level I 
trauma center in Northwest North Carolina. In the trauma center our goal 
is for the patient to be in an operating room 10 minutes after arriving at the 
Emergency Department. Surgeons, anesthesiologists and staff remain on 
duty 24 hours a day to handle such emergencies. 

TOPS IN RESEARCH - According to a report in the February issue of 
Applied Clinical Thais, Bowman Gray School of Medicine ranked in the top 
10 U. S. clinical research institutions. 

QUALCHOICE - Established by The North Carolina Baptist Hospitals, 
Incorporated, The Bowman Gray School of Medicine, and Wake Forest 
University, this managed care plan provides quality health care and patient 

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physician choice. QualChoice is now able to offer coverage to ministers 
and church staff. 

WEB SITE - You can learn more about The North Carolina Baptist 
Hospitals, Incorporated by checking us out on our Web site at: 
http://www.bgsm.edu. Here you can find helpful Information about nutrition, 
research, and the division of Pastoral Care. 

HEALTH ON-CALL - Need a physician or answers to questions about 
health topics? Dial (800) 446-2255. A registered nurse will take your call 
and help you select the right physician, answer your questions, provide 
information or mail printed material to you. 

SWITCHBOARD - Assistance and information can be obtained by 
contacting one of our helpful and courteous switchboard operators at (910) 
716-2011. 

Submitted By: Roger Johnson 

Associational Baptist Hospital Representative 



Place and Preacher Committee Report 



1998 Monday, October 26 will be held at Holly Springs Baptist 
Church in Broadway. 

Tuesday, October 27 will be held at Coats Baptist Church 
in Coats. 

Annual Sermon By: Rev. Jerry Hicks, 
Pastor of Erwin First Baptist Church 

1999 Monday, October 25 will be held at New Hope Baptist 
Church in Spring Lake. 

Tuesday, October 26 will be held at Rawls Baptist Church 
in Fuquay-Varina 

2000 Monday, October 25 will be held at North Clinton Avenue 
Baptist Church in Dunn. 

Tuesday, October 24 will be held at Hanvony Baptist 
Church in Bunnlevel. 

2001 Monday, October 23 will be held at Neill's Creek Baptist 
Church in Angler. 



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Tuesday, October 24 will be held at Antioch Baptist Church 
in Mamers. 

The 122nd Session of the Little River Baptist 

Association 

Lillington Baptist Church 

October 28, 1997 

Resolution of Appreciation 

WHEREAS, the Little River Baptist Association accepted God's call 
to organize a ministry, the Belarussian Children's Project in 
conjunction with the American Belarussian Relief Organization, 
during the summers of 1995, 1996, and 1997, and 

WHEREAS, the Little River Baptist Association has been led 
forward in faith in this ministry by: increasing the number of 
children, meeting escalating needs, reciprocating the trans-world 
visitation, and 

WHEREAS, lives have been touched to the Glory of God the 
Father and of Jesus Christ, both within our association and in 
Belarus due to perseverance within this ministry, and 

WHEREAS, many within Little River Baptist Association have had 
a significant part in the Belarussian Children's Project, but one 
person's dedication stands above all others, and 

WHEREAS, this man's loving heart and success are a result of his 
relationship with the Lord and with his life partner and supporter, 
his wife, 

BE IT RESOLVED, that we, the messengers of the 122nd Annual 
Session of the Little River Baptist Association meeting this day, 
October 28, 1997 at Lillington Baptist Church, express our deepest 
appreciation and the indebtedness of this Association to Mr. & Mrs. 
Bill Tomlinson. 



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WMU Annual Report for 1997 

HAND in HAND we have been learning, growing and doing missions 
together this year in Little River WMU. Our girls, children, and women 
have been involved and are still involved In leaming about, doing and 
supporting missions. And it is exciting! 

It was exciting during the year to see and hear from the various church 
groups about some of their mission projects. We had visual displays of 
these and also a time of sharing at our annual meeting. The emphasis 
for the year was on Child Advocacy, and many of our women worked 
with the schools in helping children, as well as other related ministries. 

Some of the other special events have included: 

Baptist Women's Day of Prayer: Two observances 
sponsored by the Association were held in different 
locations. A total of 1 15 attended, and an offering of 
$305.00 was given for the support of Women's Work 
through the Baptist Worid Alliance. 

Prayer Retreat: One of the highlights each year 
is our prayer retreat, which was held at Caswell 
this year, with 115 present, and former missionary 
Marj Bennett leading. 

Pastor's Appreciation Banquet: We had a lot of fun 
and fellowship in February, as we once again showed 
our pastors how much we love and appreciate them. 
There were 113 present that night. 

Personal Items Kits: Our mission groups provided 
, i hundreds of health kits for the migrant children, medical 

kits for the Belarussian children, shampoo and deodorant 
for the Women's Prison, and bag lunches for Special 
Olympics. 

In addition, our mission leaders received training for their various 
ministries and shared this with others. Many wonderful things have been 
happening in our midst; but, as we look around, we know that there is 



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much to be done. The fields tmly are \A/hite unto harvest-in Harnett 
County, as well as throughout the world. We challenge every child, girl, 
and woman In our association to rise up and accept the call to be ON 
MISSION. 

Submitted By: Dorothy Barham 
Associational WMU Director 

World Missions Report 

As boundaries collapse between nations and dividing lines that have kept 
people groups apart for centuries begin to blur, Southem Baptists have 
had to view the world in a whole new light. Distinct ethnic-linguistic 
groups quickly come into focus. The Intemational Mission Board, 
formerly the Foreign Mission Board, has identified more than 6,000 of 
these groups and are trying to bring the gospel to them as fast as 
personnel and resources are available. 

The harvest truly is plentiful but the laborers are few. It is harvest time 
around the world. Martha and Bruce Schmidt labor among the 
Karamojong, an unreached group of cattle herders living in Northeast 
Uganda. The work is difficult and dangerous, but they are planting seed 
which already Is producing fruit. Each week they minister to people from 
25 to 30 countries around the world. 

Southem Baptists responded to calls from war-tom Bosnia. $240,000 
was sent toward ministry evangelism. 10,000 people were fed. 
Missionaries are now teaching 13 Bible studies in four cities. 

The Intemational Prayer Strategy Office monitors prayer needs of our 
missionaries. A record number of phone calls came to CompassioNet- 
more than 1 .3 times those which came in last year. Volunteers are a 
rare breed among Southem Baptists, who not only pray but go. Last 
year 15,847 co-labored with intemational missionaries. 

Human needs were also met as Southern Baptists gave more than $3.7 
million for world hunger and relief in 58 countries. Without the 
cooperative flow of Southem Baptist generosity, ministry In so many 
lands would dry up and blow away. Cooperative Program receipts of 
$74.7 million for Intemational missions reflected an annual Increase of 



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more than $2.3 million. For the third consecutive year, baptisms 
overseas have exceeded a quarter of a million (283,674). Membership 
stands at 4,100,923 in 39,876 churches. 

In 1996, 590 Southern Baptists answered God's call to missions, bringing 
the total to 4,167 missionaries working in 127 countries and among 336 
ethnic groups. 

Southern Baptist ministries are among intemational people who are 
"foreign" only in the sense they are alienated from God. We are there in 
the fields where God is already working. 

This year has brought change to what we have familiarly called the Home 
Mission Board. Responding to a changing, more diverse and a more 
widespread mission field, the name has been changed to The North 
American Mission Board. According to President Everet Kelly, "The 
Board will be a more focused and effective missions agency. The 
consolidation of some administrative functions and the elimination of 
others will mean more resources for the mission field." The primary 
mission of the North American Mission Board will be to evangelize and 
congregationalize our nation. 

The primary responsibility of the North American Mission Board is to 
reach the United States, Canada, Guam, and American Samoa for Jesus 
Christ, using every appropriate means of evangelism and church 
planting. The resources of three former Southem Baptist Convention 
agencies--The Home Mission Board, the Brotherhood Commission, and 
the Radio and Television Commission-were merged to create a dynamic 
synergy that will propel missions into the 21st century. 

Submitted By: Vivian Simpson 

_/ Intemational Missions Rep. 



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1997 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL REPORT 



Churches Professions 


Enrol! 


Avq. Att. 


Offerinq 


Achievement 


Anderson Creek 




57 


48 


$180.00 




Angier 




263 


226 


$417.50 


Standard 


Antioch 




266 


204 


$823.64 


Standard 


Baptist Grove 




109 


101 


$500.00 




Broadway 


2 


113 


98 


$ 65.00 


Standard 


Buies Creek First 


1 


110 


94 


$152.80 


Advanced 


Calvary 




90 


70 


$150.00 


Standard 


Chalybeate Springs 5 


150 


117 


$138.39 


Standard 


with Rawls 










Coats 




151 


96 


$ 71.26 


Standard 


Dunn First 


3 


112 


84 


$100.03 




Faith 




68 


50 


$95.10 


Standard 


Fellowship 


26 


251 


171 


$250.16 


Advanced 


Flatwoods 




67 


52 


$274.79 


Standard 


Friendship 


1 


49 


65 


$ 73.00 




Gourd Springs 


2 


141 


118 


$ 14.58 




Hamiony 




45 


45 


$ 60.00 




Hillmon Grove 


18 


330 


247 


$235.00 




Hillmon Grove 


3 


140 


98 


$100.63 


Mission 


Hillmon Grove 




81 


81 




Backyard Bible Club 


Holly Springs 


1 


164 


145 


$130.44 


Standard 


Kennebec 




204 


164 




Standard 


Lillington 


6 


144 


96 


$ 63.89 




Liliington 




70 


51 




Mission 


Memorial 


5 


150 


120 






N Clinton Ave 




75 


75 


$51.46 


Advanced 


New Hope 




84 


70 


$174.00 




Piney Grove Chapel 


115 


80 


$264.01 




Pleasant Memory 




62 


55 


$ 50.00 




Rawls (See Chalybeate Springs) 








Renewed Faith 




50 


40 




Standard 


Swanns Station 


1 


106 








Trinity 


3 


80 


80 






Westfield 




184 


129 


$397.45 




TOTALS 


76 


4138 


3210 


$4,833.13 




There were 30 out of the 41 churches who conducted 


a Vacation Bible School this year. 



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Table A - Church Membership 

Table B - Baptism Information 

Table C - Bible Study 

Table D - Discipleship Training 

Table E - Music Ministry 

Table F - Mission Involvement 

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Constitution and Bylaws 

Little River Baptist Association 
PREAMBLE 

ARTICLE I - NAME 

The name of this body shall be the Little River Baptist Association. 

ARTICLE II - PURPOSE 

The purpose of this Association shall be to inspire, encourage and enlist 
the membership in a spirit of brotherly love and cooperation for the 
promotion of our associational programs, the work of the North Carolina 
Baptist State Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention, to the 
end that the Gospel of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, might be 
proclaimed with greater power and effectiveness in our association, our 
state and nation, and unto the uttermost parts of the worid. 

ARTICLE III - OBJECTIVES 

1. To provide programs, projects and organizations which will 
strengthen the fellowship and assist the churches in achieving their 
goals and objectives. 

2. To discover needs which cannot be met effectively by any one 
church and to coordinate the use of associational resources in 
meeting these needs. 

3. To involve churches in cooperative experiences in evangelism, 
mission education, and benevolence. 

ARTICLE IV - AUTHORITY 

This Association is a self-determining body under the Lordship of Christ. 
It detemnines its own membership and programs but has no authority 
over the churches affiliated with it. However, the Association may, upon 
invitation from a church, counsel with that church. 

ARTICLE V - MEMBERSHIP 
Section 1. The Association shall consist of messengers who are 
members of the affiliated churches as follows: (1) Officers of the 
Association; (2) Pastors of the member churches; and (3) the duly 
elected messengers of these churches on the basis of; five 
messengers from each church with 100 members or less, and one 
additional messenger for every 100 members or fraction thereof beyond 
the first 100 members; but, no church may have more than ten (10) 
messengers plus the pastor of respective church. 



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Section 2. A quorum shall consist of messengers from at least 50 

percent of the member churches. 

Section 3. Voting shall be limited to duly elected messengers or their 

alternates as certified in the Annual Church Profile. 

Section 4. Policy for the Establishment of Missions 

1. There are three (3) recognized groups that may begin a new 
mission work In new areas: 

a. A Church affiliated with the association. 

b. The Missions Development Committee. 

c. Any interested group of cooperating Little River Baptists. 

2. Any Baptist group wishing to organize a mission shall first advise 
the Director of Missions and the Missions Development Committee 
of their intent. 

3. It shall be the duty of the Missions Development Committee to offer 
their services to any sponsoring agency anticipating new mission 
work. 

4. When necessary, the Missions Development Committee will assist 
the mission in finding a sponsoring LRBA Church. If the committee 
is unable to find a sponsoring Church, the committee may serve as 
the sponsoring agency. 

5. The Missions Development Committee will encourage the 
sponsoring Baptist Church to nominate a missions committee of at 
least five (5) persons, if they do not already have one. 

6. A survey of the target area will be made by the Missions 
Development Committee to determine accurately the needs and 
possibilities for that area. 

7. The sponsoring agency will communicate with all adjacent 
churches and missions within a three mile radius of the target area 
with a written request for cooperation in starting the new mission 
work. The responses and any other pertinent information will be 
presented in the joint meeting mentioned below in Article Eight of 
this policy. 

8. The Missions Development Committee will call a joint meeting of 
the following: 

a. The Missions Committee of the sponsoring Church. 

b. The pastor and a lay representative from each of the adjacent 
churches and missions within a three miles radius of the target 
area. 

c. The Director of Missions. 

d. The Moderator. 

e. The Missions Development Committee of the Association. 

9. If this joint group, by a majority vote of those present and voting, 
looks with favor upon the establishment of a new mission, the work 
can at that point begin. The Missions Development Committee will 



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assist the missions committee of the sponsoring agency in drawing 

up an agreement t)etween the mission and the sponsoring agency. 

If the joint missions is unable to reach a majority vote it will be 

referred back to Missions Development Committee for further 

study. 

10. The Missions Development Committee, the sponsoring agency's 

missions committee, and the Director of Missions will work in 

cooperation in the process of the organizing of the new mission. 

11. After the mission is organized, the Missions Development 

Committee will continue to work with the sponsoring agency and 

the mission until the mission is organized into a cooperating 

Southern Baptist Church. 

Sections. Policy of the Organization of a Church 

1. The sponsoring agency and/or the mission will send a written 
petition to the Missions Development Committee stating the desire 
of the mission to be organized into a cooperating Southern Baptist 
Congregation. 

2. The Missions Development Committee will then call a meeting of 
the pastors and a lay representative from each of the churches in 
the association to meet with the representatives of the mission for 
the purpose of considering the request. At least two weeks notice 
will be required for this meeting. 

3. The Moderator of the association will preside at this meeting. 

4. The sponsoring agency and the mission will be prepared to furnish 
the following information. 

a. The history of the origin and development of the mission from 
Its beginning to the present. 

b. A proposal for a permanent physical location of the Church 
property and buildings. 

c. A statement elaborating upon the mission's ability to be 
financially self-supporting. 

d. A statement concerning the mission's availability of qualified 
leadership necessary to carry on the work of a Baptist 
Church. 

e. A statement conceming the mission's organizations (Sunday 
School, Discipleship Training, WMU and Brothertiood, etc.). 

f. A statement from the mission conceming its attitude toward 
ail of our Baptist work; such as cooperating with other Baptist 
Churches, the Cooperative Program, willingness to support 
SBC institutions and agencies, etc. 

g. A statement of doctrine and faith prepared by the mission. 

5. With this information in hand, the group will then take a vote to 
recommend that the mission be organized and received into the 



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fellowship of the association, be denied this request or to 
postpone consideration until specifically detailed matters are 
resolved to the satisfaction of the group. If the vote is favorable 
by a majority vote of those present and voting, then the 
sponsoring agency will be requested to set a date for the 
organization of the mission into a cooperating Southern Baptist 
Church, and subsequent notice sent to all churches of the 
association inviting them to the organizational 
meeting. 
Section 6. Policy of the Physical Relocation of Church Property 

1. The Church desiring to relocate its physical location will be 
requested to consult with the Missions Development Committee 
stating the desire of the church to relocate. 

2. The Missions Development Committee will then call a meeting of 
the pastors and a lay representative from the adjacent churches 
and missions within a three miles radius of the proposed new 
location the purpose of considering the request. At least two 
weeks notice will be required for this meeting. 

3. The Moderator of the association will preside at this meeting. 

4. The Church will be prepared to furnish the following information: 

a. Why the Church desires to relocate. 

b. The history of the origin and the work of the Church from it 
beginning to the present. 

c. The proposed permanent location of the Church property, 
buildings, etc. 

d. A statement of the Church's organization, structure and 
support and participation in Southern Baptist work. 

5. With this information in hand, the group will then take a vote to 
affirm the church in its desire to relocate, or to deny this request, 
or to delay any action or recommendation by the group at this 
time. The final decision to move or not to move will, of course, be 
the Church's decision, and its decision will be honored by the 
association. The members present shall constitute a quorum. 

Section 7. The Association may at any time dissolve connection with 

any church that ceases to abide by this constitution and the spirit of the 

same. 

Section 8. Any church may withdraw from the Association at its 

pleasure. 

ARTICLE VI - ORGANIZATION 
Section 1. GENERAL OFFICERS. The general officers shall be 
Moderator, Vice Moderator, Clerk, Treasurer, and Historian. 
Section 2. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. The Executive Committee shall 
be composed of all active pastors of constituent churches, one member 
from each church and all the officers Indicated in Article VI, Section 1-5. 



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A quomm shall consist of members present. 

Section 3. TRUSTEES. The Association shall elect three (3) Trustees 

from the members composing the Association, who shall serve with the 

Moderator, as the Trustees of Little River Baptist Association, and 

whose duty it shall be to take and hold title to the property, both real and 

personal owned by the Association. The Moderator of the Association 

shall serve as a trustee until such time as his successor is elected and 

qualified. 

Section 4. DIRECTOR OF MISSIONS. 

Section 5. PROGRAM DIRECTORS. The program directors shall be: 

Sunday School Director, Church Training Director, Woman's Missionary 

Union Director, Brotherhood Director, Evangelism Director, Missions 

Director, Stewardship Director, Music Director, and Youth Director. 

Section 6. ASSOCIATIONAL COUNCIL. The Associational Council 

shall be composed of the Director of Missions, the general officers, and 

the program directors. 

Section 7. COUNCILS AND COMMITTEES. Such councils and 

committees as needed to perform the tasks of the Association shall be 

elected in session or by the Executive Committee. 

ARTICLE Vm 

If for any reason in the future that this Association should be dissolved, 
the Trustees are to convey all net assets to the North Carolina Baptist 
Foundation of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. 

ARTICLE VIII - AMENDMENTS 

Amendments to the constitution shall be presented in written form to the 
Association on the first day of the annual meeting, to be considered on 
the second day, and must receive a two-thirds majority vote of the body 
in order to become effective. 

ARTICLE IX 

This constitution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption, and 
shall supersede all previous constitutions. 

Bylaws 

ARTICLE I - PARLIAMENTARY RULE 

The parliamentary authority of the Association shall be Robert's Rules 
of Orcfer (latest revised edition). 

ARTICLE II " TIME OF MEETING 

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(4th) Sunday of October of each year. However, the Moderator of the 
Association may call a special session anytime during the year provided 
the churches are given at least a two-week notice. 

Section 1. Agenda Format. The Little River Baptist Association has 
adopted an agenda format for the executive committee meetings and 
the annual association meeting. With this format, it is required that any 
matters, motions or resolution be submitted to the associational office 
two weeks prior to the date of said meeting. Any executive committee 
member or elected messenger or elected committee member of any 
associational officer may propose any item for the agenda. Any items 
not included on the agenda may be brought up for consideration after 
securing a two-thirds majority of those present. 

ARTICLE ill - DUTIES OF OFFICERS 
Section 1. MODERATOR. The Moderator shall be elected annually 
and shall not be eligible to succeed himself after serving two 
consecutive terms. He shall preside over the annual meetings of the 
Association. He shall be President of the Executive Committee, and a 
member of the Associational Council, and ex officio member of all 
committees. He shall appoint the first three (3) members of the 
Nominating Committee and any special committees that may be 
needed 

Section 2. VICE MODERATOR. The Vice Moderator shall be elected 
annually. He shall preside in the absence or at the pleasure of the 
Moderator, and shall be Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee, the 
Vice Moderator shall become the Moderator. 

Section 3. CLERK. The Clerk shall be elected annually. He shall 
send annual reports forms to the member at least two months before 
the Association's annual meeting; distribute at the annual meeting the 
Book of Reports; make an accurate record of the proceedings of the 
Association, in cooperation with the Associational Office; supervise the 
printing of the annuals; keep on file copies of the annuals, records, and 
other documents of the Association; and, shall serve as secretary of the 
Executive Committee. He shall be a member of the Associational 
Council. The Cleri< should attend the annual Cleric's Conference at 
Ridgecrest each year. The Clerk will also hold an annual Clerk's 
Conference in the Association. The Clerk shall provide copies of all 
minutes to the Association Office. 

Section 4. TREASURER. The Treasurer shall be elected annually. 
He shall receive and handle all funds in the name of the Association; 
disburse the same upon instructions from the Association, the Executive 
Committee, or as designated in the budget; render an accurate report 
of receipts and disbursements and distribute same at the annual 
meeting, and at each regular meeting of the Executive Committee; and. 



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keep books available and up-to-date for examination. The Treasurer 
shall be bonded. He shall be a member of the Association Council. 
Section 5. HISTORIAN. The Historian shall be elected annually. He 
shall endeavor to collect and preserve historical materials relative to the 
churches and the work of the Association. He shall be a member of the 
Associational Council. 

ARTICLE IV - EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

The Executive Committee shall be composed of all associational 
officers, the Director of Missions (ex officio), each active pastor, one lay 
member chosen by each church from its membership and certified to 
the Association in its annual report, and chairman of all standing 
committees. The Executive Committee shall have the authority to act 
for the Association between sessions, except as limited by the 
constitution. It shall be the duty of this committee to meet quarterty and 
to make reports and recommendations to the Association at its annual 
meeting. The members present at any meeting of the committee, after 
all members have been duly notified of such meeting, shall constitute a 
quorum. 

ARTICLE V - TRUSTEES 

The Association shall elect three Trustees from the members 
composing the Association, who shall serve with the Moderator, as the 
trustees of the Little River Baptist Association, and whose duty it shall 
be to take and hold title of the property, both real and personal, owned 
by the Association. The Moderator of the Association shall serve as a 
trustees until such time as his successor is elected and qualified. 

ARTICLE VI - ASSOCIATIONAL STAFF 
Section 1. DIRECTOR OF MISSIONS. 

A. Qualifications. The qualifications for Director of Missions shall 
be: 

1 . A genuine conversion experience and belief in the basic tenets of 
the "Baptist Faith and Message" as adopted by the Southern 
Baptist Convention in 1963. 

2. Emotionally, physically, socially, and professionally capable of 
working with people regardless of age, economic, status, or 
educational level. 

3. Committed to the basic Southem Baptist principles and its 
programs and can promote them through the Association. 

4. Ability to encourage churches to extend their witness through new 
ministries. 

B. Duties and Responsibilities. The Director of Missions shall: 

1. Administer policies and programs committed to him by the 



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Association and the Executive Committee. 

2. Be the administrative head of the Associational Office and its 
staff; be responsible for directing and supervising the paid staff; 
for coordinating the various programs of the Association; and, for 
overseeing the purchase of equipment and supplies within the 
approved budget. 

3. Serve as chairman of the Associational Council. 

4. Serve as ex officio member of all councils and committees. 

5. Work closely with associational officers, committees, 
organizations; and, fellowship auxiliaries to help each group 
determine its opportunities and objectives, and its procedures and 
programs for achieving these objectives. 

6. Counsel with church leaders are requested with reference to 
programs and procedures in their church; calling a pastor and 
other staff members; actual or threatened breach of fellowship; 
church objectives, and church policies. 

7. Counsel with pastors and other individuals who are called into 
church-related vocations as requested. 

8. Visit churches by invitation or consent of the pastor to provide 
assistance in the church programs and ministry. 

9. Visit churches on his own initiative for worship and Christian 
fellowship. 

10. Interpret to the churches the program resources and other 
assistance available from the State and Southern Baptist 
agencies 

1 1 . Inform State and Southern Baptist Convention agencies of needs, 
problems, and potentialities within the Association. 

C. Employment Agreements. 

1 . The salary and other compensation of the Director of Missions 
shall be set initially at the time of the call, and shall be reviewed 
annually by the Finance Committee to insure that they are In 
keeping with the cost of living and to consider and recommend 
any merit increases. 

2. The Director of Missions shall be entitled to two (2) days off each 
week. Days may accumulate to a maximum of three days off at 
any time. In addition, he shall be granted off legal holidays. 

3. The Director of Missions shall be entitled to two (2) full weeks of 
paid vacation annually, beginning six months after the 
commencement of his ministry with the Association. Vacation 
time must be taken within the calendar year, except that as much 
as one (1 ) week may be carried over to the subsequent year upon 
the approval of the Associational Council. He shall be entitled to 
two (2) additional days of vacation time for each full 
year of service, up to a maximum of four (4) full weeks. All 
vacation lease is to be arranged with the knowledge of the 



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Moderator of the Association. 

4. A maximum of two (2) weeks annually with pay may be taken for 
engagements outside the Association for things such as: schools of 
missions, Sunday School enlargement campaigns revivals, 
continuing education, etc. In addition, he may hold one (1) week 
of meetings outside the Association on a commuting basis provided 
this does not interfere with his assigned responsibilities. He will be 
allowed to retain any honorariums. Approved for participation in 
additional emphases may be secured, subject to the approval of the 
Associational Executive Committee. 

5. He shall be permitted to serve as interim pastor by invitation of any 
church or mission within the area of the Association under the 
following guidelines: 

a. With the approval of the Associational Council; 

b. Service with one church or mission may not exceed four (4) 
months consecutively; 

c. Interim pastorates shall always be secondary to his prior 
obligations as Director of Missions. Only two (2) such interim 
pastorates will be allowed per Associational year. 

6. He shall be allowed fifteen (15) days sick leave annually. In the 
event of serious injury, illness, and disability the Association shall 
automatically continue his salary and other compensation for three 
(3) months. The Executive Committee may grant an extension of 
sick leave. 

7. He may attend at the Association's expense, within the limits 
provided in the budget, the State and Southern Baptist Convention 
and other assemblies and conferences pertaining specifically to his 
work. 

8. The Association shall bear all expenses related to the Director of 
Mission's retirement, long-term disability, term life insurance, and 
family hospitalization insurance program at the level agreed to at the 
time of the call and reviewed annually by the Finance Committee. 

9. When worthing with churches within the line of regular associational 
promotions and programs, no honorarium is required. However, he 
shall not be expected to do pulpit supply In the absence of the 
pastor without an honorarium. 

D. Selection and Call. 

In the event of a vacancy in the office of Director of Missions, a Search 
Committee of no less than five (5) members shall be nominated by the 
Associational Council and elected by the Executive Committee, to seek 
out and recommend to the Executive Committee or Association a 
person whose Christian character and qualifications have been 
examined and found to fit the office of Director of Missions as defined 
in the bylaws of this constitution. Article VI, Section I, A. Qualifications. 
A two-thirds affinmative vote is necessary in order to issue a call. 



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E. Termination. 

The Director of Missions shall serve under a continuing call until the 
relationship is dissolved at the request of the Director of Missions or the 
Association. He must give at least thirty (30) days advanced notice in 
whting of his intentions to resign, unless otherwise mutually agreed 
upon. If two-thirds of the Associational Council feel convinced, under 
the guidance of the Holy Spirit that there is sufficient sentiment on the 
part of the Association, and that it would be in the best interest of the 
Director of Missions and the Association to consider dissolving the 
relationship, the Moderator shall call a special meeting of the Director 
of Missions and the Executive Committee for the purpose of discussing 
the matter and endeavoring to render a solution. If a solution cannot be 
reached, the Moderator shall contact the Director of Associational 
Development of the Baptist State Convention or another such qualified 
neutral person who will act as a mediator in seeking to resolve the 
differences. The purpose of these meetings shall be foremost to 
resolve all differences and seek reconciliation. If agreement still cannot 
be reached, two-thirds of the Associational Council can request the 
Moderator to call a special meeting of the Executive Committee in order 
to recommend that the Executive Committee vote on whether or not it 
wishes to terminate the Director of Missions relationship with the 
Association. Executive Committee representatives from each church 
and program shall be notifies in writing at least two (2) weeks in 
advance of this meeting and its purpose. If a majority of the members 
present at this meeting vote to terminate the relationship, the Director 
of Missions shall submit his resignation effectively Immediately; 
however, the Association shall continue to provide full compensation 
and benefits up to ninety (90) days while he seeks other employment or 
call. 

Section 2. OTHER PROFESSIONAL MINISTERIAL STAFF. 
The Association may employ from time to time as it deems in the best 
interest of the ministry and program of the Association other 
professional ministerial staff members who shall assist the Director of 
Missions in their specified areas of responsibility. The Associational 
Council shall appoint, with the approval of the Executive Committee, a 
Search Committee consisting of at least five (5) members plus the 
Director of Missions to recommend a person to fill the vacancy. The 
Search Committee shall present its recommendations to the Executive 
Committee or Association at any regular or called meeting, provided that 
announcement of the nomination has been made in writing two (2) 
weeks before the meeting. A two-thirds vote of those members present 
and voting shall be necessary for the confirmation of the Search 
Committee nominee. A job description for each member of the 
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Section 3. PAID HOLIDAY LEAVE POLICY. 

The following holidays are the ones which the associational staff will 
observe as paid holidays: New Year's Day; Easter Monday; Memorial 
Day; July Fourth; Labor Day; Thanksgiving Day; Friday after 
Thanksgiving; Christmas Eve; Christmas day; Day after Christmas Day. 
When a holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the Director of Missions, 
in consultation with the staff, shall determine whether to observe the 
holiday on the preceding Friday or on the following Monday. The 
Director of Missions shall inform the Executive Committee of the 
decision. 

ARTICLE VII - ASSOCIATIONAL COUNCIL 
Section 1. The Chairman of the Associational Council shall be the 
Director of Missions. 

Section 2. The Associational Council shall define the objectives of the 
Association and project goals and plans for accomplishing the same. 
It shall evaluate the work of the Associational organizations and prepare 
a report of objectives and goals for presentation to the Executive Board 
or Association in the form of a calendar of activities. The work of the 
Council shall be informative and advisory, and not authoritative or 
administrative. 

ARTICLE VIII - PROGRAM DIRECTORS 
Section 1. SUNDAY SCHOOL DIRECTOR. 

It shall be the duty of the Associational Sunday School Director to plan 

and promote the total program of the Sunday School within the structure 

of the Association with special emphases listed on the Associational 

Calendar. He shall make a quarteriy report to the Executive Committee 

and an annual report to the Association. 

Section 2. CHURCH TRAINING DIRECTOR. 

It shall be the duty of the Associational Church Training Director to plan 

and promote the total Church Training Program within the structure of 

the Association using the special emphases listed in the Church 

Training Calendar He shall make a quarteriy report to the Executive 

Committee and an annual report to the Association. 

Section 3. BROTHERHOOD DIRECTOR. 

It shall be the duty of the Associational Brothertiood Director to promote 

the total Brotherhood program with special emphases on the 

Association Calendar. He shall make a quarteriy report to the Executive 

Committee and an annual report to the Association. 

Section 4. WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION. 

It shall be the duty of the Woman's Missionary Union Director to plan 

and promote the work of Woman's Missionary Union within the structure 

of the Association with special emphases on the special missionary 

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effort of the church. She shall make a quarterly report to the Executive 

Committee and an annual report to the Association. 

Section 5. MUSIC DIRECTOR 

It shall be the duty of the Associational Music Director to plan and direct 

the music for all the meetings of the Association. He shall seek to 

stimulate interest in good church music through clinics, study courses, 

music schools, hymn songs in the churches and in associational-wide 

efforts. He shall make a quarterly report to the Executive Committee 

and an annual report to the Association. 

Section 6. EVANGELISM DIRECTOR. 

The Evangelism Director shall be Chainman of the Evangelism Council 

and shall promote a vigorous program of evangelism throughout the 

Association, using materials, suggestions and programs of our 

Assoication, State, and Southern Baptist Department of Evangelism. 

He shall make an annual report to the Association. 

Section 7. STEWARDSHIP DIRECTOR. 

The Stewardship Director shall promote Christian stewardship in the 

Association and promote and encourage giving to Associational 

Missions, NC Missions Offering and the Cooperative Program. He shall 

make an annual report to the Association. 

ARTICLE IX - STANDING COMMITTEES 
Section 1. NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

The Nominating Committee shall be composed of three (3) members, 
appointed by the Moderator at the annual session to nominate all 
officers of the Association, except as othen/vise provided for in the 
Constitution. This committee shall submit the names of Sunday School 
Director, Church Training Director, Brotherhood Director, and WMU 
Director to the Executive Committee for approval at its April meeting so 
that they may assist the Nominating Committee in an advisory capacity 
in nominating a full slate of organizational officers. 
Section 2. PROGRAM DIRECTOR 

The Program Director, composed of not less than three (3) members, 
shall be appointed by the Moderator at the annual session to plan the 
program for the next annual meeting of the Association. The committee 
shall make sure that those who are to make reports and others 
appearing on the program are contacted prior to the annual meeting. 
Section 3. RESOLUTION COMMITTEE 

The Resolution Committee, composed of three (3) members appointed 
by the Moderator by the first session of the annual meeting. This 
committee shall draw up and present to the Association, resolutions of 
appreciation and any other resolutions it may deem expedient. 
Section 4. PLACE AND PREACHER COMMITTEE 
The Place and Preacher Committee, composed of three (3) members 
appointed by the Moderator in the first session of the annual meeting, 



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shall recommend the preacher and alternate for the annual sennon, and 
the places of the annual meetings for the following year. 
Section 5. FINANCE COMMITTEE 

The Finance Committee shall be composed of five (5) persons and will 
include two (2) laymen. The Associational Treasurer will serve as an ex 
officio member. This committee shall study the Association's financial 
needs for an adequate program; present a budget to the Assoication for 
the following year; devise plans for securing the cooperation of the 
churches in raising funds to meet the budget; and make a written report 
to the annual meeting. In event the Treasurer cannot fulfill his duties, 
the Chairman of the Finance Committee shall be empowered to act and 
sign checks until such time as a new Treasurer is secured. 
The Finance Committee shall present an annual budget to the 
Association for consideration at the Annual Meeting. This budget will 
become effective the following January 1 and will remain effective until 
the following the December 31 . This budget may be amended at any 
time that the Association deems necessary. 
Section 6. ORDINATION COMMITTEE 

The Ordination Committee, composed of the Moderator and four (4) 
other members, shall when requested by a member church, assist with 
the examination and ordination of a candidate for the Gospel Ministry. 
Each candidate shall be examined as to his Christian experience, call 
to and preparation for the ministry, doctrinal beliefs, and attitude toward 
our denomination and its program. The guidelines for ordination of 
candidates for the Christian Ministry are as follows: 

1 . A church who has the opportunity to ordain a candidate called to the 
Christian ministry and desiring the service of the Association 
Ordination Committee should contact the chairman of the committee 
before making any plans. The candidate should have been called 
by a church or to special service, either by his home church or by 
the church requesting ordination, before the ordination examination 
is requested. 

2. The chairman of the committee and the pastor (or other 
representatives) of the ordaining church will set a time for the 
Ordination Committee to meet with the candidate for the purpose of 
the examination of the candidate. 

3. The chaimnan of the committee will put in the hands of the candidate 
in advance of the meeting, a list of the areas of questioning to be 
followed by the committee. 

4. When the candidate has satisfactorily responded to the reasonable 
questioning of the committee, the committee will notify the church 
requesting ordination, by letter, after reasonable period of time, 
stating the findings of the committee. 

5. The Associational Ordination Committee will help, at the request of 
the ordaining church, in planning for the Ordination Service, and 



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they make every effort to attend the service and participate. The 
committee will present a Certificate of Ordination to the candidate 
as a final gesture of approval and encouragement. 
Section 7. CONSTITUTION AND POLICY COMMITTEE 
The Constitution and Policy Committee, composed of three (3) 
members, shall be available to study any changes or revisions in the 
constitution or bylaws and to make recommendations as needed to 
keep the constitution or bylaws in line with the policies and programs of 
the Association. 

Section 8. STANDING COMMITTEE 

The Standing Committee shall be composed of elective representatives 
of the following: Christian Literature, Baptist Hospital, Worid Missions, 
Christian Life and Public Affairs, Christian Education, American Bible 
Society, Children's Homes, Homes for the Aging, Minister's Retirement, 
Evangelism, Cooperative Program, and Memorials. Their duties shall 
consist of communication (personal visitation, if possible) and promoting 
through the churches of the Association the work of each institution or 
agency they represent. They shall make an annual report to the 
Association. 

Section 9. BUILDING AND GROUNDS COMMITTEE 
The Building and Grounds Committee shall be composed of three (3) 
members of the Association. Their duties are to give attention to and 
study the condition and state of repair and appearance of all buildings 
and grounds owned by the Association and included in the Associational 
budget. This committee has the authority to have minor repairs made, 
not to exceed $550.00, and shall bring to the attention of the 
Association or Executive Committee any emergency or major repairs 
that need immediate attention. This committee will make an annual 
report to the Association. 
Section 10. PERSONNEL COMMITTEE 

A. Membership 

The Personnel Committee shall consist of nine (9) members, each 
elected to serve a three (3) year term with the three (3) members 
rotating off each year. 

B. Purpose 

The Personnel Committee shall assist the Director of Missions and 
Association in matters related to the salaried ministerial and non- 
ministerial staff of the Association. It shall be the general duty of 
this committee to advise and make recommendations to the 
Executive Committee and/or Association matters relating to 
associational personnel policy, personnel administration, and 
personnel management. This committee shall have the general 
authority to advise and assist the Director of Missions In his capacity 
as the administrative head of all paid associational staff members. 



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C. Duties 

1. To fill and terminate non-ministerial staff positions in 
consultation with Director of Missions and to report promptly 
such hiring or termination to the Executive Committee. 

2. To make budgetary recommendations to the Finance Committee 
on matters of staff salaries, benefits, and support. 

3. To maintain an accurate job description for each staff member. 

4. To serve as a liaison between staff members and the 
association. 

5. To develop and maintain a manual for staff policies and 
procedures. 

6. To periodically conduct a performance evaluation of all paid staff 
members. 

7. To make recommendations to appropriate committees with 
regard to staff working conditions, equipment, and training. 

8. To review staff grievances and make recommendations to the 
Director of Missions or Executive Committee concerning each 
grievance. 

Section 11. MISSIONS DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE 

A. Membership 

The Missions Development Committee shall consist of nine (9) 
members, each elected to serve a three (3) year term with three (3) 
rotating off each year. 

B. Purpose 

The Missions Development Committee will assist and encourage the 
churches of the Little River Baptist Association in the establishment 
of mission churches and ministry points in needed areas and in 
cooperative missions involvement within the Association, the Baptist 
State Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention. 

C. Duties 

1 . To help develop climate for new work in the association. 

2. To conduct surveys and plans to determine needs for new 
missions and ministry points. 

3. To \Nork with any and all existing associational committees in any 
work or planning where missions involvement Is needed. 

4. To serve as a liaison and facilitator between any new missions 
and/or sponsor mission committees and all adjacent churches 
and missions within a three (3) miles area in following 
associational policies for the establishment of missions, the 
organization of a church, and the physical relocation of church 
property. 

5. To maintain a continuous search for land that would be suitable 
for a new mission or ministry point. 

6. To review any request from a mission or church related to new 
work or missions and make recommendations to the Association 



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that requires associational approval. 

7. To enlist interest and support of LRBA Churches to sponsor new 
work. 

8. To lead the Association to begin new work where and when a 
sponsoring church is not available. 

9. To explore and recommended innovative ways to finance new 
work. 

10. To encourage and assist churches in cooperative mission 
involvement within the Little River Baptist Association, the 
Baptist State Convention, the Home Mission Board and the 
Foreign Mission Board. 

Section 12. MILITARY MINISTRY COMMITTEE 

A. Membership 

The Military Ministry Committee shall consist of nine (9) members, 
each elected to serve a three (3) year term with three (3) members 
rotating off each year. 

B. Purpose 

The Military Ministry Committee shall assist and encourage the 
churches of the Little River Baptist Association in their ministry to 
and with the military community. 

C. Duties 

1 . To sensitize associational churches to needs of those associated 
with the military. 

2. To help discover needs of those who live in our area who are in 
the military. 

3. To help develop strategies and outreach programs for military 
personnel and their families. 

4. To find and develop resources for ministry to military personnel 
and their families. 

5. To lead the Association in appropriate cooperative ministries to 
military personnel and their families. 

ARTICLE X - AMENDMENTS 

The bylaws may be amended at any session of the Association or 
Executive Committee by a majority vote. 

ARTICLE XI -ADOPTION 

These bylaws shall take effect immediately upon their adoption, and 
shall supersede all previous bylaws. 




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Little River 
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One Hundred and Twenty-Third Annual Meeting 



"LIVING THE FAITH: 
Sharing His Love" 




HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH 
October 26. 1998 



COATS BAPTIST CHURCH 
October 27.1998 



1998 Annual 
North Carolina 



Minutes 

of 

Little River Baptist Association 

North Carolina 

One Hundred Twenty-Third 
Annual Session 



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PEOPLE 
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Met With 

HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH 

October 26, 1998 

and 

COATS BAPTIST CHURCH 
October 27, 1998 



The next regular meeting of the Little River Baptist Association will be held on 
Monday, October 25, 1999 with New Hope Baptist Church in Spring Lake, NO and 
Tuesday, October 26, 1999 with Rawls Baptist Church in Fuquay-Varina, NC. 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 



ACTeam Annual Report . . 38 

Annual Church Profiles Digest 39 

Annual Church Profiles 82-102 

Annual Meeting Agenda 22-23 

Associational Directory 3-11 

Baptist Children's Homes of NC 39-41 

Baptist Men Annual Report 41-42 

Baptist Retirement Homes of NC 43-44 

Beiarussian Children Ministry 44 

Belarussian Host Families and Sponsors 44-45 

Belamssian Ministry Financial Statement 1998 45 

Biblical Recorder Annual Report , 46-47 

Budget and Finance Committee Report for 1999 30-35 

Calendar 47-54 

Christian Action League of NC 54-55 

Churches Directory 1 1-21 

Church History of Holly Springs Baptist Church 24 

Church History of Coats Baptist Church 25 

Constitution and Bylaws 103-119 

Cooperative Program/Stewardship Report 56 

Council on Christian Higher Education 56-57 

Disaster Recovery Unit Report 57-58 

Disciplehsip Training Report 58-59 

Evangelism Annual Report 59-60 

Historical Table 77-81 

LRBA Growth Endowment For Missions 60-61 

Map Center 

Memorial 61 

Memoriam of Our Members 61-62 

Messengers To The Annual Meeting 26-27 

Minutes of the Associational Annual Meeting 28-30 

Mision Hispana De Buies Creek 63 

Mision Hispana De Buies Creek Financial Statement 63-64 

Moderator and Executive Committee Report 64 

North Carolina Baptist Hospital 65-66 

North Carolina/South Africa Partnership 66-69 

Place and Preacher Committee Report 69 

Resolutions of Appreciation 70-71 

Senior Adult Ministry 69-70 

Treasurer's Reportfor 1998 35-38 



Woman's Missionary Union Annual Report 71-72 

Worid Missions Report 72-73 

Vacation Bible School Reports 74-76 

LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 
li' ASSOCIATIONAL DIRECTORY ^ 

Director of Missions . Daniel M. Deaton 85 Village Wy Liliington 27546(h)81 4-2539 
Mailing Address . PO Box 896 Liliington 27546(0)893-4282 or 893-2865 (f)893-6860 

Center 1004 Summerville-Mamers Rd Lillington(e-mail)lrba@nceye.net 

Webpage www.nceyenet/irba 

Administrative Assistant 

Cassandra Holt 273 Chalybeate Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h) 552-8980 

Administrative Assistant 

Debra Storey 3278 Cool Springs Rd Broadway 27505(h) 258-5769 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE REPORT 

ASSOCIATIONAL OFFICERS 

Moderator David Whiteman PO Box 485 Buies Creek 27506(h) 893-9638 

Assistant Moderator .. Bob Wheeler 1240 US 421 N Liliington 27546(h) 893-3 158 

Historian Jeff Roberts 1220 Wheeler Dr Angier 27501(h) 639-9402 

Clerk Jo Lee 242 Lafayette Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-6675 

Assistant Clerk Jean Tew PO Box 1303 Liliington 27546(0)893-9151 

Treasurer Marshall Woodall 473 Oak St Liliington 27546(h) 893-4349 

Assistant Treasurer Emery Hobbs PO Box 386 Bunnlevel 28323(h) 893-2660 

STANDING COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVES 

American Bible Society 

Cassandra Holt 273 Chalybeate Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-8980 

Baptist Foundation . Bruce Blackmon PO Box 8 Buies Creek 27506(h) 893-3543 

Baptist Hospital Roger Johnson PO Box 368 Liliington 27546(h) 893-3221 

Baptist Retirement Homes 

Ella Beach 508 South Orange Ave Dunn 28334(h) 892- 1039 

Children's Homes Abe Elmore PO Box 668 Dunn 28335(h)892-6661 

Christian Life/Public Affairs 

Lee Newton 10709 US 401 N Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-6905 

Cooperative Program/Stewardship 

Frank Neville PO Box 277 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-4094 

Evangelism Michael Simmons PO Box 126 Buies Creek 27506(h)897-1886 

Memorials Tom Lee 301 First St Broadway 27505(h)258-6561 

Minister's Retirement . John Stephenson PO Box 339 Coats 27521(h) 897-6 162 
World Missions . . . Vivian Simpson PO Box 332 Buies Creek 27506(h) 893-5682 



SUNDAY SCHOOL-ACTeam 

Director Ivan Byrd 3910 Hwy 401 S Ulttngton 27546(h)893-8408 

Adult Director Cyntiiia Spivey 114 Red Cedar Ln Sanford 27330(h)776-0428 

Youth Director Kerry Peeler PO Box 3312 Buies Creek 27506(h)8 14-0 168 

Children's Director 

Rhonda Horinka 5516 US 401 N Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)557-0895 

VBS Director Kim Hendrick 9425 McDougald Rd Broadway 27505(h)499-5788 



DISCIPLESHIP SUPPORT COUNCIL 

Chairman Steve Davis 102 Dogwood Knoll Dunn 28334(h)892-8526 

Assistant Chairman 

Grady Edwards 3566 NC Hwy 210 8 Bunnlevel 28323(h)893-4229 

Children Bible Drill Director 

Ruby Babb 600 E ^teNei^^ St Lillington 27546(h)893-5294 

Children Bible Drill Director 

Georgia Lee Brown 4699 Spring Hill Church Rd Lillington 27546(h)893-4301 

Youth Bible Drill & Speaker Tournament 

Kathy Crenshaw 78 Tripp Rd Lillington 27546(h)893-9408 

LIFE Support Network Coordinator 

David Oyster 1804 Holly Springs Church Rd Broadway 27505(h)258-3103 

BAPTIST MEN 

Director Earl Gray PO Box 116 Kipling 27534(h)552-7957 

Team Member Clark Kershner 2108 Tramway Rd Sanford 27330(h)776-8588 

Team Member Frank Shue 483 Shue Rd Broadway 27505(h)258-6677 

Team Member Charles Rambeau 108 Westfield Dr Dunn 28334(h)891-1912 

Team Member Robert Wood PO Box 1403 Lillington 27546(h)893-2525 

Team Member . Edsel Smith 829 Lennie Smith Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526<h)552-2650 

Team Member . . Earl Esslinger 115 Willie Cameron Rd Lillington 27546{h)893-5321 

Team Member Marion Hobbs 6207 US 401 S Bunnlevel 28323(h)893-8936 

Team Member Eric Dziedzic 308 West B St EnA/in 28339(h)897-6045 

Team Member Royce Crumpler 2377 Meadowlari^ Rd Dunn 28334(h)892-6514 

DISASTER RECOVERY TEAM 

Director Marion Hobbs 6207 US 401 S Bunnlevel 28323(h)893-8936 

Team Leader Charies Rambeau 108 Westfield Dr Dunn 28334{h)891-1912 



WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION 

Director Dorothy Barham PO Box 371 Lillington 27546(h)893-3309 

Assistant Director 

Lynn Walker 9804 Kennebec Church Rd Angier 27501 (h)639-9762 

Secretary/Treasurer Linda Cameron 372 Oak St Lillington 27546(h)893-9812 

Missions Involvement Consultant 

Beanie Roberts 1220 Wheeler Dr Angier 27501 (h)639-9402 



Assistant Missions Involvement Consultant 

Judy Taylor 2225 Old Stage Rd Erwin 28339(h)897-8736 

Missions Grovvth Consultant 

Cheryl Cruickshank 84 Femside Court Angier 27501 (h)639-0 197 

Baptist Nursing Fellowship Consultant 

Claudia Hayes 190 Roberts Rd Sanford 27330(h)499-9665 

Assistant Baptist Nursing Fellowship Consultant 

Kathryn Heinzman 718 West J St Erwin 28339(h)897-6144 

Women on Missions Consultant 

Barbara Byrd 7335 Ross Rd Erwin 28339(h)893-4895 

Assistant Women on Missions 

Barbara Butler 4165 Darroch Rd Lillington 27546{h)893-5389 

Girls-ln-Action Consultant 

Wendy Pippen 1448 Thompson Rd Bunnlevel 28323(h)8 14-2376 

Assistant Girls-ln-Action Consultant 

Alice Davis PO Box 249 Ullington 27546(h)8 14-2 190 

Mission Friends Consultant 

Tammy Farley 101 Crestview Dr Dunn 28334(h)892-0194 

Assistant Mission Friends Consultant 

Amy Wade 1601 Phelps West Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-0766 

MUSIC 
Director Christine Avery PO Box 355 Coats 27521 (h)897-5360 

YOUTH 

Director Joe Stertz PO Box 2123 Buies Creek 27526(h)893-7702 

FINANCE COMMITTEE 
Exp. 

Ex Officio, Marshall Woodall 473 Oak St Lillington 27546(h)893-4349 

1999 Georgia Lee Brown . 4699 Spring Hilt Church Rd Lillington 27546(h)893-4301 

1999 Ken Buss PO Box 902 Lillington 27546(h)893-2566 

2000 Charies Bums 213 Upper Deck Sanford 27330(h)499-4789 

2000 Richard Byrd PO Box 237 Bunnlevel 28323(h)893-5128 

2001 Ken Talley 

2001 Steve Pegram 700 N Ashe Ave Dunn 28334(h)892-2842 

TRUSTEES 

Exp. 

1999 Brenda Burgess 459 Nursery Rd Lillington 27546(h)893-5735 

2000 Forrest Penny 40 Baptist Grove Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-4274 

2001 Clara Langston PO Box 115 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-3502 

;'■ ORDINATION COMMITTEE 

Ex Officio David Whiteman PO Box 485 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-9638 

Chaimian Stiles Eliyson PO Box 354 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-5396 

Member Roy McLamb 2571 Joel Johnson Rd Lillington 27546(h)893-3012 

Member Steve Gordon PO Box 27 Bunnlevel 28323<h)893-9623 



CONSTITUTION AND POLICY 

Exp. 

1999 Bob Holder PC Box 516 Olivia 28368(h)499-9450 

2000 Wayne Oakes 9436 Jen Mar Dr Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)557-61 12 

2001 Frank Neville 309 Briarcliff Dr Dunn 28334(h)892-7578 

BUILDING AND GROUNDS 
Exp. 

1999 Jerry Johnson 513 E Stewart St Coats 27521(h)897-7462 

2000 Jimmy Atkinson 2780 Overhills Rd Bunnlevel 28323(h)893-6413 

2001 Bob Grindle, Chairman 106 Pandora Circle Envin 28339(h)897-2132 

MISSIONS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL 
Exp. 

1999 Judy Taylor 2225 Old Stage Rd Erwin 28339(h)897-8736 

1999 Steve Pegram 700 N Ashe Ave Dunn 28334(h)892-2842 

1999 Earl Esslinger 115 Willie Cameron Rd Lillington 27546(h)893-5321 

2000 Max Eller 316 Keith Hills Rd Lillington 27546(h)893-5321 

2000 Hal Jemigan Rt 3 Box 558 Dunn 28334(h)897-5405 

2000 Greg McClain 4200 NeiH's Creek Rd Angier 27501 (h)639-7226 

2001 Haywood Hall PO Box 155 Angier 27501 (h)639-2394 

2001 David Heinzman 718 West J St Erwin 28339(h)897-6144 

PERSONNEL COMMITTEE 
Exp. 

1999 David Heinzman 718 West J St En/vin 28339(h)897-6144 

1999 Manford Hardee PO Box 565 Lillington 27546(h)639-3333 

1999 Cynthia Spivey 114 Red Cedar Ln Sanford 27330(h)776-0428 

2000 Wayne Hatcher PO Box 1679 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-6086 

2000 Becky Puttman 10678 Old US 421 Broadway 27505(h)258-6836 

2000 Jim Randolph. Chairman . 2714 HilJnfK>n Grove Rd Cameron 28326(h)499-4882 

COUNCIL ON PASTORAL MINISTRIES 

Russell Blackmon, Chairman 5145 Hwy 87 N Sanford 27330(h)499-5544 

Jim Burgin 6099 Hwy 55 W Angier 27501 (h)639-9936 

Jerry Parsons 275 Holly Springs Church Rd Broadway 27505(h)258-3144 

COUNCIL ON HISPANIC MINISTRIES 

Scott Avery, Chairman PO Box 355 Coats 27521(h)897-5360 

David Steegar, Vice Chairman PO Box 848 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-5300 

Sheriy Davy PO Box 245 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-8718 

Nancy Blackmon, Secretary 5145 Hwy 87 N Sanford 27330(h)499-5544 

Ann McClain 4200 Neill's Creek Rd Angier 27501 (h)639-7226 



BELARUS STEERING COMMITTEE 

Donald Dawson, Chairman 786 Elliot Bridge Rd Fayetteville 28311(h)488-4683 

Bill Tomlinson 500 Woodman Or Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-9443 

Charies Price 401 South 14th St Efwin 28339(h)897-4812 

Jim Roberts 133 Spring Ln Lillington 27546(h)814-2812 

Eari Gray PO Box 116 Kipling 27543(h)552-7957 

Medical Coordinators 

Judy Holland 554 Homestead Ln Angier 27501(h)639-8929 

Shiriey Simmons PO Box 595 Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-5562 

SOUTH AFRICAN PARTNERSHIP 

Alice Davis, Chainvan PO Box 249 Lillington 27546(h)8 14-2 190 

BAPTIST FOUNDATION 

Bruce Blackmon, Chairman PO Box 8 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-3543 

Eari Esslinger 115 Willie Cameron Rd Lillington 27546(h)893-5321 

Barry Hoyle 1602 Wellons Ave Dunn 28334(h)891-1047 

Eari Jones PO Box 98 Coats 27521 (h)893-3523 

George Simmons 16048 NO Hwy 27 W Sanford 27330{h)499-6423 

Dan beaton PO Box 897 Ullington 27546(h)8 14-2539 

David Whiteman PO Box 485 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-9638 

Marshall Woodalf 473 Oak St Lillington 27546(h)893-4349 

Max Eller 316 Keith Hills Rd Lillington 27546(h)893-6687 

Mack McLeod PO Box 120 Angier 27501 (h)639-4862 

EVANGELISM COMMITTEE 

Michael Simmons, Chaimian PO Box 126 Buies Creek 27506(h)897-1886 

Don Needham 219 Dalrymple Farm Rd Broadway 27505(h)258-9648 

Russell Blackmon 5145 Hwy 87 N Sanford 27330(h)499-5544 

SENIOR ADULT MINISTRY 

Joyce Pulliam, Chairman 158 Buricot Rd Lillington 27546(h)893-3136 

Jean Tomlinson 500 Woodman Dr Fuquay-Varina 27526{h)552-9443 

Louise Gagich 404 N Ellis St Dunn 28334(h)892-2012 

Barbara Byrd 7335 Ross Rd Envin 28339(h)893-4895 

Margie Straight Rt 1 Box 469-2 Spring Lake 28390(h)497-9173 



COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS BY THE MODERATOR 



Nominating Committee 

Nancy Blackmon Swanns Station Baptist Church 

Judy Holland Memorial Baptist Church 

David Oyster Holly Springs Baptist Church 

Program Committee 

Joe Sakas New Hope Baptist Church 

Lee Newton Rawls Baptist Church 

Jerry Parsons Holly Springs Baptist Church 

Place and Preacher Committee 

Mike Stinson Chalybeate Springs Baptist Church 

Steve Davis Dunn Second Baptist Church 

Standi Baucom Pleasant Memory Baptist Church 

Resolutions Committee 

Alice Davis Lillington Baptist Church 

Ken Dalton Crossroads Church 

Representative to the Executive Committee 

Anderson Creek Ralph Darch 345 Will Lucas Rd Unden 28356(h)497-2508 

Angier Avis Hall PO Box 155 Angier 27501 (h)639-2394 

Antioch Martin Groover PO Box 525 Mamers 27552(h)893-4678 

Baptist Chapel George StalJings 104 Belmont Ln Broadway 27505(h)258-3766 

Baptist Grove 

Billy Crabtree 6140 Christian Light Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-5435 

Broadway Tom Lee 301 First St Broadway 27505(h)258-6561 

Buies Creek First William Boyd PO Box 449 Coats 27521 (h)897-3545 

Calvary Robert Butler 4165 Dan-och Rd Lillington 27546(h)893-5389 

Chalybeate Springs 

Forrest Penny 40 Baptist Grove Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-4374 

Coats Kent Turlington 2613 Cane Mill Rd Coats 27521 (h)897-6751 

Crestview Don Davis PO Box 1342 Dunn 28335(h)892-8710 

Crossroads Ken Dalton PO Box 1177 Lillington 27546(h)639-6776 

Duncan Priscilla Mann 2129 W Academy St Holly Springs 27540(h)552-4853 

Duncan Marie Truelove 2125 W Academy St Holly Springs 27540(h)552-4672 

Dunn First Karl Minor 309 West Broad St Dunn 28334(h)892-6296 

Dunn Second Steve Davis 102 Dogwood Knoll Dunn 28334(h)892-8526 

East EnA/in Ron Byrd PO Box 416 Erwin 28339(h)897-5322 



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Erwin First Floyd Glover 402 East H St Erwin 28339<h)897-5759 

Faith Wayne Stanley 1474 Neighbors Rd Dunn 28334(h)892-7344 

Faith Tracy and Usa Tart 8020 NC Hwy 27 E Coats 27521 (h)894-1 393 

Feltowship James Taylor PO Box 1596 LiHington 27546{h)893-9517 

Flatwoods Roy McUmb PO Box 1348 Ulington 27546(h)893-3012 

Friendship Richard Byrd PO Box 237 Bunnlevel 28323(h)893-5128 

Gourd Springs Woody Griffin 371 Bernard St Spring Lake 28390(h)497-2049 

Harmony John Atkins PO Box 663 Ullington 27546(h)893-3731 

Hillmon Grove . . Jim Randolph 2714 Hiilmon Grove Rd Cameron 28326(h)499-4882 
HHImon Grove .. George Simmons 16048 NC Hwy 27 W Sanford 27330<h)499-6423 

Holly Springs Clark Kershner 2108 Tramway Rd Sanford 27330<h)776-8588 

Kennetjec 

Richard Walker 9804 Kennebec Church Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)639-9762 

LiHington Mark Morris PO Box 670 Ullington 27546(h)893-6782 

Macedonia Danny Janmon 10481 NC Hwy 42 Holly Springs 27540(h)552-6674 

Memorial Clara Langston PO Box 115 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-3502 

Neill's Creek 

Linwood Matthews 970 Chalybeate Springs Rd Angler 27501 (h)639-2889 

New Hope Joe Sakas 2695 Bethel Baptist Rd Spring Lake 28390(h)436-3930 

North ainton Avenue ... Jo Lee 242 Lafayette Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-6675 

Oak Grove Rick Jefferds 2405 Mitchell Rd Angier 27501 (h)639-8448 

Piney Grove Chapel Wayne Benson 739 Aquilla Rd Benson 27504(h)894-5441 

Pleasant Memory Standi Baucom 1062 E Justin St Gamer 27520(h)550-4939 

Rawls . . Henry Rawls 469 Piney Grove Rawls Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-5480 
Renewed Faith ... Jimmy Atkinson 2780 Overhilts Rd Bunnlevel 28323(h)893-6413 

South Envin Ronnie Byrd PO Box 282 En^n 28339(h)897-61 18 

Swanns Station Russell Blackmon 5145 Hwy 87 N Sanford 27330(h)499-5544 

Trinity Donald Rea 29 E Wray St Angier 27501 (h)639-8489 

WestfiekJ Ed Taylor 2225 OkJ Stage Rd En^^n 28339(h)897-8736 



Ordained Ministers 

Neil Amistrong 2515 Fordham Or Fayetteville 28304(h)485-4827 

Jimmy Atkinson 2780 Overtiiils Rd Bunnlevel 28323(h)893-6413 

Wayne Ballard PO Box 603 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-1143 

Standi Baucom 1062 East Justin Dr Gamer 27529(h)550-4939 

Dean Beck PO Box 1276 Buies Creek 27506(h)8 14-2454 

Grover Blackburn 40 High Meadow Dr Angier 27501 (h)639-4300 

Russell Blackmon 5145 Hwy 87 N Sanford 27330(h)499-5544 

Timmy Blair 4440-A Piney Grove Rd Angier 27501 (h)639-2481 

Kenny Bledsoe PO Box 117 Angier 27501 (h)639-8602 

Bryan Boyd PO Box 2137 Buies Creek 27506(h)8 14-2825 

Phillip Burden 11954 NC Hwy 42 Holly Springs 27540(h)552-0368 

Lynn Buzzard PO Box 891 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-8536 

Ron Byrd PO Box 1114 Coats 27521 (h)897-5322 



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Ronnie Byrd PO Box 282 Erwin 28339<h)897-6118 

Michael Cogdifl PO Box 455 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-6387 

William Crabtree 6140 Christian Ught Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-5435 

Ken Dalton 105 Deer Run Court Angier 27501 (h)639-6776 

Ralph Darch 345 Will Lucas Rd Linden 28356(h)497-2508 

Ricky Davis PO Box 1317 Angier 27501 (h)639-0168 

Steve Davis 102 Dogwood Knoll Dunn 28334(h)892-8526 

Grady Edwards 3566 US Hwy 210 S Bunnlevei 28323<h)893-4229 

Max Eller 316 Keith HiJIs Rd UlUngton 27546(h)893-6687 

Stiles Ellyson PO Box 354 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-5396 

Tom Freeman 509 South General Lee Ave Dunn 28334(h)892-7953 

Colon Godwin 746 Christmas Tree Rd Dunn 28334(h)892-6159 

Randy Godwin PO Box 1243 Dunn 28335(c)892-7497 

Steve Gordon PO Box 27 Bunnlevel 28323(h)893-9623 

Cart Graham 759 Wheeler Dr Angier 27501 (h)639-3 143 

Martin Groover PO Box 525 Mamers 27552(h)893-4678 

Wayne Hatcher PO Box 1679 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-6086 

Steve Harmon PO Box 1736 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-5555 

Danny Jamnon 10556 NC Hwy 42 Holly Springs 27540(h)552-6674 

Rick Jefferds 2405 Mitchell Rd Angier 27501 (h)639-8448 

Glenn Jonas PO Box 143 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-5658 

Doug Jones PO Box 1492 Buies Creek 27506(h)81 4-0440 

Donald Keyser PO Box 125 Buies Creek 27506 (h)893-3814 

Leary Knight 11797 US 421 N Broadway 27505(h)258-9557 

David Lee 9610 C NC 50 N Angier 27501 (h)894-7985 

Tom Lee 301 First St Broadway 27505(h)258-6561 

Blair Little 126 Highland Dr Lillington 27546(h)893-8017 

George Magill 212 MagiH Dr Broadway 27505(h)258-3337 

Greg McClain 4200 Neill's Creek Rd Angier 27501 (h)639-7226 

Hugh McKinley 304 Nottinghill Walk Apex 27502(h)363-6694 

Roy McLamb 2571 Joel Johnson Rd Ulllngton 27546(h)893-3012 

J. T. Mercado 693 Bill Avery Rd Coats 27521 (h)893-1 420 

Kari Minor 105 Carriage Court Dunn 28334(h)892-6296 

Jesse Mooney PO Box 297 Coats 27521 (h)897-2741 

Mari^ Monis PO Box 507 Lillington 27546(h)893-6782 

Bill Muench 6518 Christian Light Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)577-3932 

Woodrow Neal 779 Lafayette Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-9389 

Frank Neville PO Box 277 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-4094 

Lee Newton 10709 US 401 N Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-6905 

Wayne Oakes 9436 Jen Mar Dr Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)557-6112 

David Oyster 1804 Holly Springs Church Rd Broadway 27505(h)258-3103 

Jerry Parsons 275 Holly Springs Church Rd Broadway 27505(h)258-3144 

Steve Pegram 107 N Byrd Dr Dunn 28334(h)892-2842 

Eslie Phillips 459 Keith Hills Rd Lillington 27546(h)893-9154 

Donald Rea PO Box 579 Angier 2750 1(h)639-8489 

Jeff Roberts 1220 Wheeler Dr Angier 27501 (h)639-9402 

Stephen Rzonca PO Box 1058 Buies Creek 27506(h)8 14-3680 

Joe Sakas 2695 Bethel Baptist Rd Spring Lake 28390(h)436-3930 

Michael Simmons PO Box 473 Buies Creek 27506(h)897-1886 



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Henry Simpson PO Box 332 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-5682 

George Stallings 104 Belmont Ln Broadway 27505(h)258-3766 

John Stephenson PO Box 339 Coats 27521<h)897-6162 

Mike Stinson 284 Chalybeate Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)557-9293 

Donald Strother PO Box 483 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-5802 

A. C. Tatem 5741 Crenshaw Dr Hope Mills 28348(h)424-1883 

James Taylor PO Box 1596 Lillington 27546(h)893-9517 

Jerry Wallace PO Box 256 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-2988 

Richard Walker 9804 Kennebec Church Rd Angier 27501 (h)639-9762 

Joe Watterson 1756 Holly Springs Church Rd Broadway 27505(h)258-6008 

Robert West PO Box 71 Ullington 27546(h)893-9161 

David Whiteman PO Box 448 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-9638 

Robert Wilson 1916 Holly Springs Church Rd Broadway 27505<h)258-3140 

Chris Wroten 346 Hillmon Grove Rd Cameron 28326(h)499-5315 

CHURCH DIRECTORY 

Pastors Name, Church Mailing Address and Telephone 
* = Interim Pastors 

Anderson Creek Ralph Darch 2085 Ray Rd Spring Lake 28390(c)436-0548 

Angier Grover Bfackbum PO Box 130 Angier 27501 (c)639-61 14 

Antioch Martin Groover PO Box 525 Mamers 27552(c)893-5984 

Baptist Chapel George Stallings PO Box 489 Broadway 27505(c)258-3212 

Baptist Grove 

. . . , Billy Crabtree 6140 Christian Light Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(c)552-8592 

Broadway Tom Lee PO Box 128 Broadway 27505(c)258-6031 

Buies Creek First Michael Simmons PO Box 126 Buies Creek 27506(c)893-4280 

Calvary PO Box 1162 Lillington 27546(c)893-4163 

Chalybeate Springs 

Mike Stinson 238 Chalybeate Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(c)552-2856 

Coats Jesse Mooney PO Box 297 Coats 2752 1(c)897-5 173 

Crestview Don Davis PO Box 1342 Dunn 28335(c)892-2099 

Crossroads Ken Dalton PO Box 1177 Uttington 27546(c)893-9754 

Duncan Phillip Burden 12024 NC Hwy 42 Holly Springs 27540{c)552-0368 

Dunn First Karl Minor 309 West Broad St Dunn 28334(c)892-6161 

Dunn Second Steve Davis 701 Jackson Rd Dunn 28334(c)892-5832 

East Envin Ron Byrd PO Box 416 En/vin 28339(c)892-6395 

Erwin First *Mark Whitening PO Box 608 En^n 28339(c)897-5766 

Faith David Lee 3835 US 301 N Dunn 28334(c)892-4636 

Feltowship James Taylor PO Box 1596 Lillington 27546{c)893-2414 

Friendship Steve Gordon PO Box 120 Bunnlevel 28323(c)893-5901 

Gounj Springs 4575 Ray Rd Spring Lake 28390(c)436-0276 

Hannony Grady Edwards 3600 NC Hwy 210 S Bunnlevel 28323(c)893-4229 

Hillmon Grove Chris Wroten 384 Hillmon GnDve Rd Cameron 28326(c)499-4913 

Holly Springs 

Jerry Parsons 385 Holly Springs Church Rd Broadway 27505(c)258-6342 

Kennebec Richard Walker 9808 Kennebec Church Rd Angier 27501 (c)639-4021 

Lillington Mark Morris PO Box 670 Lillington 27546(c)893-9151 

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Macedonia Danny Jarmon 10481 NC Hwy 42 Holly Springs 27540(c)552-6674 

Memorial David Whiteman PO Box 485 Buies Creek 27506(c)893-4162 

Neill's Creek Greg McClain 4200 Neitrs Creek Rd Angier 27501 (c)639-61 26 

New Hope Arthur Tatem 293 Bethei Baptist Rd Spring Lake 28390<c)497-1033 

North Clinton Avenue *Randy Godwin PO Box 1243 Dunn 28335(c)892-7497 

Oak Grove Rick Jeffords 851 Oak Grove Church Rd Angier 27501 (c)639-8448 

Piney Grove Chapel . . Timmy Blair 4440-A Rney Grove Rd Angier 27501 (c)639-2481 

Pleasant Memory Stancil Bauconr} PO Box 652 Coats 27521 (c)897-5028 

Rawls Lee Newton 10709 US 401 N Fuquay-Varina 27526(c)552-6905 

Renewed Faith 

Jimmy Atkinson 444-A Elliott Bridge Rd Spring Lake 28390(c)436-3068 

South Envin Ronnie Byrd PO Box 282 Erwin 28339(c)897-6118 

Swanns Station . . . Russell Blackmon 7952 NC Hwy 87 S Sanford 27330(c)499-4652 

Trinity Donald Rea 29 E Wray St Angier 27501 (c)639-2495 

Westfield Steve Pegram 700 N Ashe Ave Dunn 28334(c)892-2216 

Associate Pastors 

Chalybeate Springs 

Bill Muench 6518 Christian Light Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)577-3932 

Lillington Alice Davis PO Box 249 Lillington 27546(h)814-2190 

Macedonia Tommy Taiton 217 Long St Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-0459 

Renewed Faith Ricky Davis PO Box 1317 Angier 27501 {h)639-0168 

Baptist Men Directors 

Angier Ear! Gray PO Box 116 Kipling 27543(h)552-7957 

Antioch Eldon Sloan, Jr. PO Box 70 Broadway 27505(h)258-6083 

Baptist Grove Ronnie Dean 11065 NC Hwy 42 Holly Springs 27540(h)552-6968 

Broadway Paul Rogers 2603 Peppermill Rd Sanford 27330(h)258-6928 

Buies Creek First . . J. D. Johnson 75 Gregory Circle Ext. Lillington 27546{h)893-9706 

Calvary Charles Spurgeon 2958 US 401 South Lillington 27546(h)893-2026 

Chalybeate Springs 

Bill Tomlinson 500 Woodman Dr Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-9443 

Coats Lee Shearin 114 Whippoorwill Rd Coats 27521 (h)897-4 100 

Dunn First Larry Watkins PO Box 1515 Dunn 28335(h)892-5758 

Dunn Second Charles Rambeau 108 Westfjeld Dr Dunn 28334(h)891-1912 

East Erwin Eric Dziedzic 308 West B St Erw'm 28339(h)897-6045 

EjyNin First Harold Dorman 300 West C St En/vin 28339(h)897-3052 

Faith Wayne Stanley 1474 Neighbors Rd Dunn 28334(h)892-7344 

Flatwoods Cecil McNeill 235 Titan Roberts Rd Lillington 27546 

Friendship Ron Ladner 5703 Loop Rd Linden 28356(h)980-0056 

Gourd Springs Stevie Griffin 256 McKay Dr Spring Lake 28390(h)497-1969 

Harmony David Morris 231 Loop Rd Bunnlevel 28323(h)893-2942 

Hillmon Grove William Smith 407 Cypress Rd Cameron 28326(h)245-1368 

Holly Springs Frank Shue 483 Shue Rd Broadway 27505(h)258-6677 

Lillington Eari Esslinger 115 Willie Cameron Rd Lillington 27546{h)893-5321 

Memorial Randall Johnson 112 Old Buies Creek Rd Ullington 27546(h)893-5040 



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Neill's Creek ..... Robert Wood PO Box 1403 Lillington 27546(h)893-2525 

New Hope .... John Palmer 2255 Overhills Rd Bunnlevel 28323(h)863-3210 

North Crtnton Avenue Dale Gregory 101 Litty St Dunn 28334(h)892-5773 

Pleasant Memory Robert Parries 

Ravvls Ernest Simmons PO Box 595 Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-5562 

Rsnewed Faitti 

.... Donald Kernes Lot 19 Dreamland Mobile Pk Sanford 27330(h)774-8058 

South Enivin Joseph McNeill 237 Titan Roberts Rd Ullington 27546(h)893-8273 

Swanns Station . Charles Bums 213 Upper Deck-Car. Trc Sanford 27330(h)499-4789 
Westfield Abe Elmore PO Box 668 Dunn 28335(h)892-6661 

Chairman of Deacons 

Anderson Creek . . Joe Denning 253 George West Ln Spring Lake 28390(h)497-0791 

Angler Ted Honeycutt 8254 NO H\a^ 210 N Angler 27501 {h)639-4440 

Baptist Chapel Ronnie Currin PO Box 826 Broadway 27505(h)258-6329 

Baptist Grove Robert Smith 5371 US 401 N Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-6910 

Broadway Tommy Rosser PO Box 328 Broadway 27505(h)258-3756 

Buies Creek First Dean Martin PO Box 487 Buies Creek 27506 

Calvary Robert Butler 4165 Darroch Rd Lillington 27546(h)893-5389 

Chalybeate Springs «^,: :^^,: „V^o 

Johnny Spence 1078 Spence Mill Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-2448 

Coats Kent Turlington 2613 Cane Mill Rd Coats 27521 (h)897-6751 

Duncan T. C. O'Connell 707 Oak St Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-5477 

Dunn First .... Robert Jones, Sr. 1002 West Pope St Dunn 28334(h)892-4408 

Dunn Second .... Charles Rambeati, Jr. 108 Westfield DrDunn28334(h)891-1912 

East Erwin James Weaver Rt 4 Box 323 Dunn 28334<h)892-6087 

Erwin First . Glenn Godwin 4185 Old Stage Rd Envin 28339(h)897-8261 

Parth Pete Stewart 1724 US 301 S Dunn 28334 

Fellowship Michael Thomas 4021 South River Rd Lillington 27546(h)8 14-2852 

Flatwoods ....... Julius McNeill 759 Adams Rd Ullington 27546(h)893-2595 

Friendship Richard Byrd PO Box 237 Bunnlevel 28323(h)893-5128 

Gourd Springs Woody Griffin 371 Bernard St Spring Lake 28390(h)497-2049 

Harmony John Atkins PO Box 663 Lillington 27546(h)893-3731 

Hillmon Grove George Simmons 16048 NC 27 W Sanford 27330(h)499-6423 

Holly Springs Clark Kershner 2108 Tramway Rd Sanford 27330(h)776-8588 

Kennebec ... Joe Hazel 8413 Amanda Cassie Ln Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)639-0148 

Linington Nefl McPhail PO Box 614 Lillington 27546(h)893-9731 

Macedonia John Jordan 12024 NC Hwy 42 HoHy Springs 27540(h)639-6259 

Memorial Leila Blackmon PO Box 8 Buies Creek 27506<h)893-3543 

Neill's Creek Marshall Woodall 473 Oak St Lillington 27546(h)893-4349 

New Hope Benny Cox 185 Cox Pond Ln Spring Lake 28390(h)497-4650 

North Clinton Avenue Del Wheeler 1501 Fain/iew St Dunn 28334(h)892-4236 

Oak Grove Lavem Gaskin Rt 1 Ullington 27546(h)893-5495 

Piney Grove Chapel Wayne Benson 739 Aquilla Rd Benson 27504(h)894-5441 

Pleasant Memory Dwight Parrish 1755 Langdon Rd Angier 27501 (h)897-5016 

Rawls Thomas Moore 5550 Rawls Church Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-4028 

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Renewed Faith Timothy Best 108 Hirsch Qrcle Fort Bragg 28307(h)960-3690 

South Erwin David Crane 103 Daisy St Dunn 28334(h)892-5867 

Swanns Station Wayne Bruton PO Box 171 Sanford 27330(h)499-9462 

Trinity BiHy Wicker 1214 JoeJ Johnson Rd LiHington 27546<h)893-8748 

Westfield Ed Taylor 2225 Old Stage Rd Erwin 28339(h)897-8736 

Church Clerks 

Anderson Creei< . . . Vickie West 253 George West Ln Spring Lake 28390(h)497-0791 

Angier Donna Springle 33 Dereck DrAngier 27501 (h)639-2037 

Antioch Marjorie Martin PO Box 451 Mamers 27552(h)893-5601 

Baptist Chapel Bonnie Cum'n PO Box 826 Broadway 27505(h)258-6329 

Baptist Grove 

Virgie Anderson 2024 Baptist Grove Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526{h)552-3383 

Broadway Cynthia Myers 426 Main St Broadway 27505(h)258-9928 

Buies Creek First Carolyn Johnson Rt 6 Box 446 LiHington 27526(h)893-4747 

Calvary Dons Barefoot 335 Quail Rd LiHington 27546(h)893-9200 

Chalybeate Springs 

Hilda Crocker 4027 Chalybeate Springs Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-3207 

Coats Unda Butler 163 Melvin Ln Drive Dunn 28334(h)897-4175 

Crossroads Carol MofTitt 243 Cummings Rd LiHington 27546(h)893-6366 

Duncan T. C. O'Connell 707 Oak St Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-5477 

Dunn First Hilda Wilson 1110 Merry St Dunn 28334(h)892-3215 

Dunn Second Gary Jackson 108 Kingsway Dr Dunn 28334(h)892-1690 

East Erwin Rhonda Edwards 910 Walnut Dr Erwin 28339(h)897-7260 

Etv^m First Leah Woodall 408 Old Post Rd Erwin 28339(h)897-5454 

Faith Pamela Panrott 306 N EHis Ave Dunn 28334(h)892-7924 

Fellowship Ruby Babb 600 East McNeiH St LiHington 27546(h)893-5294 

Flatwoods Dawn Rogers PO Box 636 LiHington 27546{h)814-0901 

Friendship Fannie Lou Byrd PO Box 237 Bunnlevel 28323(h)893-5128 

Gourd Springs Marie Griffin 256 McKay Dr Spring Lake 28390{h)497-1969 

Harmony Georgia Wilkins PO Box 562 LiHington 27546(h)893-3482 

Hillmon Grove Joni Simpson 141 Grayson Place Sanford 27330(h)499-0412 

Holly Springs Susan Britt PO Box 3781 Sanford 27330(h)499-0416 

Kennebec . Kathy Dean 7840 Kennebec Church Rd Wiltow Springs 27592(h)552-5556 

UHlngton Joyce Oliver PO Box 713 UlUngton 27546(h)893-2745 

Macedonia Sherry Daniel 79 Truelove Rd Holly Springs 27540(h)552-1859 

Memorial Barry Howard 207 Maple Dr Erwin 28339(h)893-4162 

Neill's Creek Robert Wood PO Box 1403 LiHington 27546(h)893-2525 

New Hope Faye Cox 185 Cox Pond Ln Spring Lake 28390(h)497-4650 

North Clinton Avenue Jean Sumner 1 1 1 Beale St Dunn 28334(h)892-4554 

Oak Grove Sharon Toney PO Box 1544 Buies Creek 27506{h)897-4731 

PIney Grove Chapel Megan Page 170 Twin Oaks Angier 27501 (h)639-0 158 

Pleasant Memory 

Ramona Franklin 270 Sheriff Johnson Rd LiHington 27546(h)893-3033 

Rawls Gaynelle Holder 10800 US 401 N Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-6166 

Renewed Faith Cynthia Best 108 Hirsch Circle Fort Bragg 28307(h)960-3690 

South EnA/in Gerri Mason 401 Mason Dr Erwin 28339(h)897-831 1 

Swanns Station . Charies Bums 213 Upper Deck-Car. Trc Sanford 27330(h)499-4789 



Trinity Wendy Carter 43 Lester St Angier 27501 (h)639-4983 

Westfield Maiy Ck>ffey PO Box 1 134 Dunn 28335(h)892-9379 

Church Evangelism Councils 

Buies Creek First Vivian Simpson PO Box 332 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-5682 

Coats Anthony Beasley PO Box 1262 Coats 27521(h)897-4887 

Dunn First Piiil Fusco 1003 Meny St Dunn 28334(h)892-4546 

Church Secretaries 

Angier Sondra Matthews 1234 Montague Rd Angier 2750 1(h)639-23 19 

Antioch Doris Rogers 71 Dogwood Ln Liilington 27546(h)893-4402 

Baptist Chapel Barbara Dickens Rt 2 Broadway 27505(h)258-6024 

Baptist Chapel Brenda Dickens Rt 4 Broadway 27505(h)893-4590 

Baptist Grove 

Ret>ecca Harbinson 5313 Cokesbury Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-8592 

Broadway Cynthia Myers 426 Main St Broadway 27505{h)258-9978 

Broadway Agnes McNeill 919 Buckhom Rd Sanford 27330(h)258-6796 

Buies Creek First Addie McGarity 1636 Loop Rd Bunnlevel 28323(h)893-5765 

Calvary Linda Holder 1475 Leaflet Church Rd Liilington 27546(h)693-2815 

Chalybeate Springs 

Vickie Turner 7108 Starchase Ln Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-0899 

Coats Linda Cameron 372 Oak St Liilington 27546(h)893-9812 

Crossroads Rebecca Strickland 4409 Fairground Rd Dunn 28334(h)892-3956 

Dunn First Sherri McKinnon 151 Jackson Trail Dunn 28334(h)892-8655 

East Erwin Judy Taylor 

Erwin First Deana Parry 104 Fraser Cirde Linden 28356(h)897-8017 

Faith Tammye Jackson 109 Rose Circle Dunn 28334(h)892-2993 

Fellowship Debbie Currin 767 Spring Hill Church Rd Liilington 27546(h)893-3189 

Flatwoods Marilyn McNeill 759 Adams Rd Liilington 27546(h)893-2595 

Friendship Barbara Byrd 7335 Ross Rd Erwin 28339(h)893-4895 

Gourd Springs Brenda SchHnk 4280 Ray Rd Spring Lake 28390(h)436-0362 

Harmony Lisa Morris 231 Loop Rd Bunnlevel 28323<h)893-2942 

Hamnony Kathy Raynor 203 Violet Rd Dunn 28334(h)892-7073 

Hillmon Grove . . Rebecca Wroten 346 Hillmon Grove Rd Cameron 28326(h)499-5315 

Holly Springs Susan Britt PO Box 3781 Sanford 27330(h)499-0416 

Kennebec IDonna Reichert 2937 Tram Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)639-6669 

Liilington Jean Tew PO Box 1303 Liilington 27546(h)893-4330 

Macedonia Sherry Daniel 79 Truetove Rd Holly Springs 27540{h)552-1859 

Memorial Connie Ennis PO Box 485 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-4162 

New Hope Margie Pearson 116 Happy Valley Dr Spring Lake 28390(h)497-8687 

Pleasant Memory 

Verona Altman 2800 Matthews Mill Pond Rd Angier 27501 (h)639-4474 

South En/vin Delores Crane Rt 4 Box 761 Dunn 28334(h)897-8449 

Swanns Station 

Marie Morris 701 D Timber Place-Wicker St Sanford 27330(h)708-7085 

Trinity Betty Smith 1266 Young Rd Angier 27501 (h)639-2423 

Westfield Judy Taylor 1004 Walnut Dr Envin 28339(h)897-7768 



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Church Treasurers 

Anderson Creek . . Darlene Satterfield 8421 Peggy St Spring Lake 28390(h)436-6931 

Angier Freddie McLean PO Box M Angier 27501 (h)639-49 15 

*Antioch Doris Rogers 71 Dogwood Ln Lillington 27546(h)893-4402 

Baptist Chapel Donna Baylor 4932 Buckhom Rd Sanford 27330(h)258-5122 

Baptist Grove Angle Dement 6140 Christian Light Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526 

Broadway Donna Johnson 216 Beale Dr Broadway 27505(h)258-3710 

Buies Creek First . . Eugene Davis 33 Gregory Circle Ext. Lillington 27546(h)893-3264 

Calvary Iris McDonald PO Box 2553 Lillington 27546{h)893-4798 

Chalybeate Springs 

Carol Spence 1078 Spence MiH Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-2448 

Coats Dovie Beasley PO Box 476 Coats 27521(h)897-5296 

Crossroads Kate Siletzky PO Box 513 Lillington 27546(h)893-9733 

Duncan Betty Betts 30 Betts Rd Holly Springs 27540(h)552-5466 

Dunn First Steve Herring 205 West Pope St Dunn 28334{h)892-8879 

Dunn Second Gina Rambeau 108 Westfield Dr Dunn 28334(h)891-1912 

East ET\N\n Carolyn Avery PO Box 416 Erwvin 28339(h)892-7696 

En/vin First Rusty Godv^fin Rt 4 Box 814 Dunn 28334(h)897-7819 

Faith Gladys Altnian 3835 US 301 N Dunn 28334 

Fellowship , . Diane Moore 2164 Rawls Church Rd Angier 27501 (h)639-03 13 

Flatwoods Julius McNeill 759 Adams Rd Ullington 27546(h)893-2595 

Friendship Paula Dunham 9489 Giles Rd Linden 28356(h)980-0242 

Gourd Springs Dariene Satterfield 8421 Peggy St Spring Lake 28390(h)436-6931 

Hannony Julia Atkins PO Box 663 LHHngton 27546(h)893-3731 

Hillmon Grove Ruby Nalley 129 OW NC 87 Cameron 28326(h)498-2074 

Holly Springs Brenda Burgess 459 Nursery Rd Lillington 27546(h)893-5735 

Kennebec Patsy McLeod 1415 Atkins Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)639-4876 

Lillington Jean Tew PO Box 1303 Lillington 27546(h)893-4330 

Macedonia Sherry Daniel 79 Truelove Rd Holly Springs 27540(h)552-1859 

Memorial Alton Hardlson, Jr. PO Box 576 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-8171 

Neill's Creek Joyce Jones PO Box 211 Angier 2750 1(h)639-4548 

New Hope Charies Stone 283 Raynor Rd Spring Lake 28390(h)497-0051 

North Clinton Avenue Linda Page 66 Paradise Ln Dunn 28334(h)892-2625 

Oak Grove Donald Roberts PO Box 422 Coats 27521(h)894-5856 

Piney Grove Chapel 

Wayne & Susan Benson 739 Aquilla Rd Benson 27504(h)894-5441 

Pleasant Memory Barbara Ennis PO Box 271 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-2181 

Rawls Chester Snipes 3817 Piney Grove Wilbon Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-2798 
Renewed Faith . . . Dariene VanSchaick Rt 1 Box 437 Spring Lake 28390(h)497-8285 

South En/^n Ina Mae Mclntyre Rt 4 Box 785 Dunn 28334(h)897-5374 

Swanns Station 

Marie Morris 701 Timber Place-Wicker St Sanford 27330(h)708-7085 

Trinity Marie Pleasant PO Box 667 Angier 27501 (h)639-2810 

Westfield Phillip Harrison 303 Chaucer Court Dunn 28334(h)892-4453 

Discipleship Training Directors 

Angier Grover Blackburn 40 High Meadow Dr Angier 27501 (h)639-4300 

Antioch Shiriey Hogue 2949 McDougald Rd Lillington 27546(h)893-8755 



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Calvary Barbara Butter 4165 Damoch Rd Lillington 27546(h)893-5389 

Dunn First Phil Fusco 1003 Merry St Dunn 28334(h)892-4546 

Hillmon Grove Wytene Kelly 403 West Rd Cameron 28326(h)499-5350 

Holly Springs 

David Oyster 1804 Holly Springs Church Rd Broadway 27505(h)258-3103 

Kennebec Joe Hazel 8413 Amanda Cassie Ln Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)639-0148 

Macedonia Danny Jarmon 10556 NC Hwy 42 Holly Springs 27540(h)552-6674 

Neill's Creek Susan Thombrough 81 Whit Court Angier 27501 (h)639-6334 

North Clinton Avenue Lindy Wood 607 N Grange Ave Dunn 28334(h)892-3053 

Westfleld Steve DeVane Rt 4 Box 627 Dunn 28334(h)892-2920 

Media Library Directors 

Antloch Faye Denkins 2313 Old US 421 LilUngton 27546(h)893-4968 

Buies Creek First Celia Melvin PO Box 306 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-9445 

Kennebec Donna Reichert 2937 Tram Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)639-6669 

Macedonia Sherry Dantel 79 Taielove Rd Holly Springs 27540(h)552-1859 

Memorial Marguerite Gupton PO Box 1115 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-9821 

North Clinton Avenue Margaret Cox PO Box 1243 Dunn 28335(h)892-2655 

Swanns Station 

Jewell Pappendick 5930 Rosser-Pittman Rd Sanford 27330(h)499-1374 



Ministers of Children 

Angier Linda Young 10635 NC Hwy 210 N Angier 27501 (h)639-4306 

Antioch Christine Avery PO Box 355 Coats 27521(h)897-5360 

Buies Creek First Kim Ballard PO Box 603 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-1 143 

Chalybeate Springs 

Bill Muench 6518 Christian Light Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)577-3932 

CrossHDads Carol MofFitt 243 Cummings Rd Lillington 27546(h)893-6366 

Holly Springs Janis Martindale 1908 Phillip DrSanfonJ 27330(h)776-9206 

Macedonia Ricky Blanchard 156 River Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-6097 

Memorial Judy Holland 554 Homestead Ln Angier 27501 (h)639-8929 

Neill's Creek Matt Thomas PO Box 977 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-9687 

Rawls Karen Mangum 656 Baptist Grove Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526 

South En/vin Cathy Byrd 2814 Erwin Chapel Rd Dunn 28334(h)897-6118 

Trinity Pamela Rea PO Box 579 Angier 27501 (h)639-8984 

Ministers of Education 

Dunn Second Chris Hobgood 31 15 - D1 Calvary Dr Raleigh 27624(h)874-0449 

Holly Springs Cynthia Spivey 7108 Chris Cole Rd Sanford 27330(h)776-0428 

Ministers of IVIusic 

Angier Darwin Townsend 2953 Tram Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)639-8993 

Antioch Christine Avery PO Box 355 Coats 27521 (h)897-5360 

Baptist Chapel Clara Howard 1255 Buckhom Rd Sanford 27330(h)258-6226 

Baptist Grove Joe Starr 104 East Spring St Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-7312 

Broadway Carolyn Walls 114 Edgewater Dr Broadway 27505(h)258-9733 



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Buies Creek Rrst Dorothy MulHns PO Box 342 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-1942 

Calvary Linda Holder 1475 Leaflet Church Rd Ullington 27546<h)893-2815 

Chalybeate Springs . Marsha Dorman 613 Parker St Fuquay-Varina27526(h)552-3441 

Coats Christy Wilson 1053 Siias Moore Rd Benson 27504(h)894-8154 

Crossroads Vanessa Dalton 105 Deer Run Court Angier 27501 (h)639-6776 

Dunn First Laney Kittreil 600 S Orange Ave Dunn 28334(h)892-4253 

Dunn Second . . Kimberfy Hobgood 31 15 - D1 Calvary Dr Raleigh 27624(h)874-0449 

Eoftnn First Teresa Aiken 202 South 1 1th St Erwin 28339(h)897-3225 

Faith Janice Gaskin 2659 Sheriff Johnson Rd Liitington 27546(h)893-2070 

Fellowship Sandra Taylor 165 Oak St Ullington 27546(h)893-9517 

Flatwoods Dorothy McLamb 2571 Joel Johnson Rd LiHington 27546(h)893-3012 

Friendship Carlyle Hall PO Box 403 Buies Creek 27506(h)8 14-0456 

Gourd Springs Woody Griffin 371 Bernard St Spring Lake 28390(h)497-2049 

Hanmony Linda Martin PO Box 392 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-9056 

Hillmon Grove William Hayes 190 Roberts Rd Sanford 27330(h)499-9665 

Holly Springs Cynthia Spivey 114 Red Cedar Ln Sanford 27330(h)776-0428 

Kennebec 

Vanessa McLamb 1430 Old Honeycutt Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)557-0278 

Ullington Kathy Sutter PO Box 1083 Lniington 27546(h)893-9510 

Macedonia Keith Hocutt 10481 NC Hwy 42 Holly Springs 27540(h)562-0789 

Memorial Patty Jung PO Box 248 Buies Creek 27506{h)893-4851 

Neill's Creek Gary Taylor 307 Coleridge Dr Dunn 28334(h)892-4712 

North Clinton Avenue .... Jo Lee 242 Lafayette Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-6675 

Oak Grove Shirley J^erds 2405 Mitchell Rd Angler 27501 (h)639-6862 

Piney Grove Chapel . Don Honeycutt 7504 Moss Valley Ct Raleigh 27603(h)779-6814 

Pleasant Memory Lewanne Norris PO Box 102 Buies Creek 27506(h)8 14-2431 

Rawls Janie Baker 110 Pine St Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-0135 

South En^n Connie Beasley 1607 Clayhole Rd Dunn 28334(h)897-4683 

Swanns Station Gerry Ellis 3309 Westcott Circle Sanford 27330(h)776-5203 

Trinity Judy Johnson 622 N Broad St Angier 27501 (h)639-8521 

Westfield Victor Quick 506 East J St En^n 28339(h)897-5651 

Ministers of Preschool 

Angler Paula Gremillion 517 Hillcrest Dr Gamer 27529(h)553-8370 

Buies Creek First Kim Ballard PO Box 603 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-1 143 

Crossroads Carol MofTitt 243 Cummings Rd Ullington 27546(h)893-6366 

Holly Springs Nancy Wilson 8099 Old US 421 Ullington 27546(h)893-8980 

Rawls . . Monica Dickerson 5570 Rawls Church Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)567-1842 

{Ministers of Youth 

Angier Joe Stertz PO Box 2123 Buies Creek 27506<h)893-7702 

Antioch Christine Avery PO Box 355 Coats 27521 (h)897-5360 

Baptist Chapel Jason Gantt PO Box 489 Broadway 27505(h)258-3212 

Baptist Grove 

Jeff Everett 109 Back Break Acres Ln Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)567-9419 

Broadway Leslie Krieger 170 A Wedgewood Dr Spring Lake 28390(h)496-0441 

Chalybeate Springs 

Bill Muench 6518 Christian Ught Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)577-3932 



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Coats ...... Rodney Wilson 1053 Silas Moore Rd Benson 27504(h)894-8154 

Crossroads Jim B^rgin 6099 Hwy 55 West Angier 27501 (h)639-9936 

Dunn First Shane Wallace 303 North 1(5th St En^vin 28339(h)897-4022 

En/vin First Michael Cox PO Box 1 196 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-9555 

Faith Sean Goss PO Box 2963 Buies Creek 27506(h)8 14-0602 

Flatwoods Dorothy McLamb 2571 Joel Johnson Rd Lillington 27546(h)893-3012 

Friendship Cailyie Hall PO Box 403 Buies Creek 27506(h)81 4-0456 

Holly Springs 

Fran Patterson 2455 Holly Springs Church Rd Broadway 27505(h)258-6557 

Kennebec 

Vanessa McLamb 1430 Old Honeycutt Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)557-0278 

Lillington Corey Rhyne PO Box 1326 Buies Creek 27506(h)8 14-2475 

Memorial Mason Smith PO Box 2464 Buies Creek 27506(h)81 4-0031 

Piney Grove Chapel 

Ronnie Honeycutt 605 Wagstaff Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526{h)552-2777 

Rawls Tracie Holder 64 Woodland Or Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-0621 

Trinity Keith Pleasant PO Box 41 1 Angier 27501 (h)639-3703 

Mission Development Chairmen 

Anderson Creek . . Darlene SatterTield 8421 Peggy St Spring Lake 28390(h)436-6931 

Buies Creek First Vivian Simpson PO Box 322 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-5682 

Coats C. T. Clayton 463 McLamb Rd Coats 27521 (h)897-8690 

Dunn First Marshall Hinson 104 Crepe Myrtle Ln Dunn 28334(h)892-8997 

Flatwoods Dawn Rogers PO Box 636 Lillington 27546(h)8 14-0901 

Memorial Leonore Tuck PO Box 96 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-3717 

Swanns Station Shirley Crissman 1301 Broadway Rd Sanford 27330(h)776-0106 

Mission Pastors 

Lillington Neil Armstrong 2515 Fordham Dr Fayetteville 28304(h)485-4827 

Prayer Ministry Coordinators 

Baptist Grove Ed Hancuff PO Box 1719 Ullington 27546(h)893-5152 

Dunn First Jacona Hester 99 Happy Trails Ln Dunn 28334(h)892-2426 

Dunn Second Treva Norris Rt 7 Box 220 Dunn 28334(h)892-6200 

Memorial Stiles Ellyson PO Box 354 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-5396 

Oak Grove Jimmy Gamer PO Box 423 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-2788 

Stewardship Directors 

Anderson Creek . . Joe Denning 253 George West Ln Spring Lake 28390(h)497-0791 

Angier Ted Honeycutt 8254 NC Hwy 210 North Angier 27501 (h)639-4440 

Baptist Grove Win Quakenbush PO Box 1645 Buies Creek 27506{h)639-0304 

Calvary Larry Roberts 1196 Big Branch Rd Sanford 27330(h)499-4645 

Dunn First John Hudson 803 Brookwood Ave Dunn 28334(h)892-9092 

Fellowship Connie Beard PO Box 841 Lillington 27546(h)893-5097 

Hillmon Grove . . . Jim Randolph 2714 Hillmon Grove Rd Cameron 28326(h)499-4882 

Holly Springs Brenda Burgess 459 Nursery Rd LiHington 27546(h)893-5735 

Memorial John Phelps PO Box 1537 LHHngton 27546(c)893-4162 



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New Hope Joe Sakas 2695 Bethel Baptist Rd Spring Lake 28390(h)43&-3930 

Piney Grove Chapel Wayne Benson 739 Aquilla Rd Benson 27504(h)894-5441 

Swanns Station Doris Batchelor 4354 Hwy 87 N Sanford 27330(h)499-4754 

Trinity Jimmy Arrington PO Box 191 Angier 27501 (h)639-6857 

WestfjeW Charlie Carpenter 400 Canterbury Dr Dunn 28334<h)892-7029 

Sunday School Directors 

Anderson Creek Shirley Darch 345 Will Lucas Rd Linden 28356(h)497-2508 

Angier Clara Young 10527 NC Hwy 210 N Angier 27501 (h)639-4799 

Antioch Robbie O'Quinn 7245 Old US 421 Lillington 27546(h)893-6212 

Baptist Chapel Bill Smith Rt 4 Box Lillington 27546(h)893-4590+ 

Baptist Grove ... Vic Watford 104 White Cedar Run Holly Springs 27540(h)552-8630 

Buies Creek First Alan Huggins 406 North 10th St EnAnn 28339(h)897-2005 

Calvary Norman Wallace 8406 NC Hwy 27 W Lillington 27546(h)893-4494 

Chalybeate Springs 

Bill Tomlinson 500 Woodman Dr Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-9443 

Coats Ronald Avery 100 Country Meadow Ln Coats 27521 (h)897-31 67 

Duncan T. C. O'Conneil 707 Oak St Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-5477 

Dunn First Charies Tumage 610 West Divine St Dunn 28334(h)892-2297 

Dunn Second Andy Parrish Rt 7 Box 381 Dunn 28334(h)892-5142 

East Erwin James Weaver Rt 4 Box 323 Dunn 28334(h)892-6087 

Erwin First Pat Cameron 501 South 8th St En^n 28339(h)897-6321 

Faith Retha Norris 109 Rose Circle Dunn 28334(h)892-2993 

Fellowship Sandra Taylor 165 Oak St Lillington 27546(h)893-9517 

Flatwoods Neil Mcl_eod 908 Adams Rd Lillington 27546(h)893-5271 

Friendship Donald Dawson 786 Elliott Bridge Rd Fayetteville 28301 (h)488-4683 

Gourd Springs Jack Smith 1 19 Rosebud St Spring Lake 28390(h)497-8740 

Harmony Blake Farley 101 Crestview Dr Dunn 28334(h)892-0194 

Hillmon Grove George Simmons 16048 NC 27 W Sanford 27330(h)499-6423 

Holly Springs Buck Womack, Sr. 10315 US 421 N Broadway 27505(h)258-6308 

Kennebec Seth Sanchez 1609 Quail Grove St Willow Springs 27592(h)557-3157 

Ullington Barry Knox PO Box 83 Ullington 27546(h)893-5550 

Memorial Jim Roberts 133 Spring Ln Lillington 27546(h)814-2812 

Neill's Creek Joey CoHins 1245 E Wimberiy Angier 27501 (h)639-2649 

New Hope Joe Sakas 2695 Bethel Baptist Rd Spring Lakes 28390(h)436-3930 

North Clinton Avenue Wayne Blackman 227 Lane Rd Dunn 28334(h)892-8501 

Oak Grove Shirley Jefferds 2405 Mitchell Rd Angier 27501 (h)639-6862 

Piney Grove Chapel 

Ronnie Honeycutt 605 Wagstaff Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-2777 

Pleasant Memory Denise Penny 495 Young Rd Angier 27501 (h)639-0523 

Rawls Jerry Bradley Rt 1 Box 93B Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-9291 

Renewed Faith Ricky Davis PO Box 1317 Angier 27501 (h)639-0 168 

South En^nn Danny Dickens 305 West A St Erwin 28339(h)897-3062 

Swanns Station Allen Knight 1187 Ponderosa Trail Cameron 28326(h)498-1043 

Trinity Nancy Bertrand 1125 N Raleigh Rd Angier 27501 (h)639-6531 

Westfield Drew Woemer 5108 Huntington Dr Dunn 28334(h)897-5133 



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Woman's Missionary Union 

Angier Avis Hall PO Box 155 Angier 27501 (h)639-2394 

Antjoch Becky Allen 8253 Old US 421 Lillington 27546(h)893-5117 

Baptist Chapel Donna Baylor 4932 Buckhom Rd Sanford 27330(h)258-5122 

Baptist Grove 

Catherine Moody 6978 Rawls Church Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)557-5488 

Broadway Jean Jones 306 First St Broadway 27505(h)258-6036 

Buies Creek First Vivian Simpson PO Box 322 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-5682 

Calvary Faye Pilcher PO Box 2243 Sanford 27330(h)499-6948 

Chalybeate Springs 

Sammy Overby 56 Baptist Grove Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-5398 

Coats Hazel Barnes 1557 Carson Gregory Rd Angier 27501 (h)897-8782 

Duncan Patsy O'Connell 707 Oak St Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-5477 

Dunn First Kathy Mann 307 South 17th St Eimn 28339(h)897-7598 

Dunn Second Debbie Byrd 5739 US 401 South Bunnlevel 28323(h)893-8770 

East En«hn Opal CoMlle PO Box 652 EnA«n 28339(h)892-8801 

En/vin First Edna Stephens 304 North 12th St Erwin 28339(h)897-5707 

Faith Leola Ivey 1912 Hobson Rd Dunn 28334(h)892-5155 

Fellowship Linda West 4694 Ross Rd Lillington 27546 

Flatwoods Evelyn Chambers PO Box 1112 Lillington 27546(h)893-5188 

Friendship Kathryn Heinzman 718 West J St Erwin 28339(h)897-6144 

Gound Springs Marie Griffin 256 McKay Dr Spring Lake 28390(h)497-1969 

Harmony 

Deiores Carroll 4844 McLean Chapel Church Rd Bunnlevel 28323(h)893-4319 

Hillmon Grove 

Chariene Randolph 2714 Hillmon Grove Rd Cameron 28326(h)499-6423 

Holly Springs Debra Storey 3278 Cool Springs Rd Broadway 27505(h)258-5769 

Kennebec Lynne Walker 9804 Kennebec Church Rd Angier 27501 (h)639-9762 

Lillington Victoria Byrd 3910 US 401 South Lillington 27546(h)893-9939 

Macedonia Jane Jarmon 10556 NC Hwy 42 Holly Springs 27540(h)552-6674 

Memorial Joyce Pulliam 158 Buricot Rd Lillington 27546(h)893-3136 

Neill's Creek Kelly Hoover 131 Scott's Ln Angier 2750 1{h)639-7879 

New Hope Kay Sakas 2695 Bethel Baptist Rd Spring Lake 28390(h)436-3930 

North ainton Avenue Rachel Pearson PO Box 951 Dunn 28335(h)892-4313 

Oak Grove Jolan Gamer PO Box 423 Buies Creek 27506(h)893-2788 

Pleasant Memory 

Ramona Franklin 270 Sheriff Johnson Rd Lillington 27546(h)893-3033 

Rawls . . Faye Washington 5585 Rawls Church Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)552-5450 

Renewed Faith Ruby Parker Rt 1 Box 441 Spring Lake 28390(h)497-8944 

South En/vin Katherine Wood 118 Wilson St Erwin 28339(h)892-8345 

Swanns Station Shiriey Crissman 1301 Broadway Rd Sanford 27330(h)776-0106 

Westfield Judy Taylor 2225 Old Stage Rd Erwin 28339(h)897-8736 



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PROGRAM 
The Little River Baptist Association 

123"* Annual Meeting 

"LIVING THE FAITH: Sharing His Love" 
FIRST SESSION - Holly Springs Baptist Church, Broadway, NC 

Monday, October 26, 1998 



6:55 


Prelude 


David Oyster 






Louise Oyster 


7:00 


Hymn of Praise No. 567 


'Share His Love' 


7:05 


Call to Order Jim Randolph, Moderator 




Adoption of Program Agenda 


Jesse Mooney 




Welcome and Invocation by Host Pastor 


Jerry Parsons 




Recognition of New Pastors and Staff 




7:15 


Message from DOM 


Daniel Deaton 


7:25 


Reports 






Treasurer's Report 


Marshall Woodall 




Presentation of Budget 


Grover Blackburn 




Clerk's Report 


Jo Lee 




Appointments by the Moderator 


Jim Randolph 


7:45 


Miscellaneous Business 




7:50 


Hymn of Praise No. 586 We' 


ve A Story To Teir 


7:55 


Offertory 




8:00 


Mission Report 


Alice Davis 


8:15 


Worship through Music Holly Springs Baptist Church Choir 


8:25 


Commissioning Sen/ice 


Michael Simmons 


9:00 


Benediction 


Clark Kershner 




SECOND SESSION - Coats Baptist Church, 


Coats, NC 




Tuesday, October 27, 1998 





2:55 Prelude Debbie E. Turiington 

3:00 Call to Order David Whiteman 

3:05 Hymn of Praise No. 141 7 Love To Tell The Story' 

Welcome and Invocation by Host Pastor Jesse Mooney 

3:10 Reports 



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Hispanic Ministry 


Dan Deaton 




Woman's Missionary Union 


Dorothy Bartiam 




Baptist Men 


Eari Gray 




ACTeam 


Ivan Byrd 




Vacation Bible School 


Dan Deaton 


3:50 


Business Session 
Adoption of Budget 






Adoption of Nominating Committee Report 




Resolutions Committee 






Executive Committee Report 




4:10 


Hymnof Praise No. 116 


'Jesus Shall Reign' 


4:15 


New Church Start 


Neil Armstrong 
Jimmy Atkinson 


4:35 


Evangelism 


Michael Simmons 


4:45 


Miscellaneous Business 




4:55 


Worship with Special Music 


Coats Baptist Choir 


5:00 


Report on Belarussian Children's Ministry 


Donald Dawson 


5:15 


Baptist Foundation 


Bill Overby 


5:30 


Benediction and Blessing for Meal 


Jesse Mooney 



THIRD SESSION - Coats Baptist Church, Coats, NC 

Tuesday, October 27, 1998 



6:40 


Mini-Concert 


David Oyster 
Louise Oyster 


7:00 


Call to Order 


Bob Wheeler 




Hymn of Praise No. 203 


'Redeemed' 




Invocation 


Donald Rea 


7:10 


Future Ministries 


David Oyster 
Charles Rambeau, Jr. 


7:30 


Foreign Missions Ministry 


Jesse Mooney 


7:35 


Worship with Special Music 


Coats Baptist Choir 


7:40 


Registration Report 


Jo Lee 


7:45 


Memorial 


Tom Lee 


7:55 


Worship with Special Music 


Coats Baptist Choir 


8:00 


Message 'What Is The Heart Of God' 


Dr. Alton Hood 


8:45 


Hymn of Praise No. 283 


'The Solid Rock' 


9:00 


Benediction 


Daniel Deaton 



"Embracing The World For Jesus' 



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Brief History of Holly Springs Baptist Church 

The Holly Springs Baptist Church was organized in 1874 under the 
supervision of Rev. Orin Churchill. Other people assisting Rev. Churchill 
were A. N. Campbell and H. D. Judd. The charter members of the group 
were: W. D. and Mary A. Patterson, J. W. and Mary E. Thomas, T. J. Hunt, 
A. J. Hunt, R. J. and Mary Patterson, A. J. Patterson, John R. and Mary M. 
Wilson. Many of the organizers came from the Antioch Baptist Church. 

In April 1874, the letters transferring their membership were received, and 
Holly Springs Baptist Church was founded. The first meeting place was a 
log house approximately 16 feet by 20 feet. In this setting this small band 
of Christians met and worshiped under the leadership of Rev. Churchill. 
At first the church had only one deacon, Mr. R. J. Patterson. Later, 
deacons Malcolm Thomas and John W. Patterson were received. 

In October 1874, delegates were sent to the Raleigh Association and were 
received. The following year the Little River Baptist Association was 
formed, and the church joined this group. 

In 1876, the decision was made to build a larger house of worship. Unable 
to obtain a deed for the present site, they obtained a parcel of land near 
the Lillington-Jonesboro Road. This land was donated by Malcolm 
Thomas. On this site the church erected a frame structure which served 
the needs of the church family until 1952. 

In 1952, the membership took occupancy of the modem brick edifice which 
is still being used. The church property further encompasses an 
educational building, fellowship hall, and parsonage. 

The church has a cun^ent total enrollment of 628 with 88 on a non-resident 
list. The Sunday School has an average attendance of 230. 

Holly Springs Baptist Church in Broadway NC is a member of the Southem 
Baptist Convention, North Carolina Baptist State Convention, and the Little 
River Baptist Association. The present Pastor is Rev. Jerry Parsons. 

Holly Springs Baptist Church 385 Holly Springs Church Road Broadway 27505 



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Brief History of Coats Baptist Church 

The Coats Baptist Church was organized on July 23, 1910. Many of its 
charter members had been worshiping at a small church named Piney 
Forest, a few miles from town. As this was inconvenient. Dr. J. A. 
Campbell, as well as many consecrated citizens of the village, felt that 
Coats should have its own house of worship. 

After much prayer, planning, and effort, the first building was started in April 
of 1910. In July of that same year the structure, though far from 
completion, was used for a glorious revival service. At the close of this 
meeting, on July 23, 1910, Coats Baptist Church was officially organized 
by Dr. J. A. Campbell, Reverend F. D. King, and Dr. W. R. Cullom. The 
church had forty-eight charter members; twenty-seven of these came with 
letters, and twenty-one came by baptism. 

In May of 1950, definite steps were taken toward starting a new house of 
worship on the comer of McKinley and Stewart Streets. On June 25, 1953, 
the opening service was held In the completed church building with a 
record attendance. 

On June 21, 1964, the church dedicated a children's building, thus 
expanding its educational space to current capacity. On August 15, 1993 
at a special called meeting the church voted to relocate. Plans to start the 
new building are set for November, 1998. 

Ten pastors have served Coats Baptist since it was organized in 1910. 
Currently, the Reverend Jesse Mooney, Jr. is serving as pastor. Reverend 
Mooney came to Coats Baptist in September of 1991. The church has 
reached out to the community which has experienced tremendous growth 
over the last decade. The task before Coats Baptist is challenging, and 
because of the far-reaching opportunities they face, they feel their 
responsibilities of kingdom service are just as great as when the Master 
said to his disciples, "Ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, 
and in all Judea, and Samaria, and unto the uttenmost parts of the earth." 
The members accept the challenge as they plan to build for the future. 

Coats Baptist Church 600 N McKinnley Road Coats, NC 27521 



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MESSENGERS TO ANNUAL MEETING 1998 



Anderson Creek 

Ralph Darch 
Shirley Darch 

Angier 

Grover Blackburn 
Jean Gray 
Earl Gray 
Avis Hall 
Haywood Hall 
Becky Partin 
Ezzell Partin 
Jane Tutor 
Brantley Tutor 
Clara Young 
Hershal Young 

Antioch 

Martin Groover 
Ruth Ann Groover 
Harrington Morrison 
Dorothy Monison 
Scott Avery 
Fred Sykes 
Beth O'Kelley 

Baptist Chapel 

George Stallings 

Baptist Grove 

Billy Crabtree 

Broadway 

Tom Lee 
Linda Lee 

Buies Creek First 

Michael Simmons 
Vivian Simpson 
Henry Simpson 
Carolyn Johnson 
Letha Davis 
Leon Davis 

Calvary 

Danny Lewis 
Marilyn Hudgins 



Ada Shover 


Treva Norris 


Robert Butler 


Rebecca Gauldin 


Doris Barefoot 


East Erwin 


Faye Pllcher 


Ron Byrd 


Chalybeate Springs 


Erwin First 


Mike Stinson 
Johnny Spence 


Mark Whitening 


Delores Caviness 


Faith 


Fon-est Penny 


David Lee 


Cassandra Holt 


Wayne Tart 


Coats 


Fellowship 


Jesse Mooney 


James Taylor 


Peggy Mooney 


Flatwoods 


Helen Jemigan 


Roy McLamb 


Harold Jemigan 


Dorothy McLamb 


Keith Parrish 




John Stephenson 
Agatha Stephenson 
Rachel Turiington 
Henry Turiington 
Tony Upchurch 


Friendship 

Steve Gordon 
Richard Byrd 
Edward Byrd 
BartDara Byrd 
Dave Heinzman 


Crestview 


Kathryn Heinzman 


Don Davis 


Donald Dawson 


Crossroads 


Gourd Springs 


Ken Dalton 


Brenda Schlink 


Duncan 


Christine Gonia 


Phillip Burden 


Dan Gonia 




Marie Griffin 


Dunn First 


Stevie Griffin 


Kari Minor 




Hilda Wilson 


Harmony 


Jewel Hawley 


Grady Edwards 


Ella Beach 


John Atkins 


Lib Daniels 


Delores Carroll 


Tom Freeman 


William Marisette 


Maisie Freeman 


Wendy Pippen 


Gladys Pope 


Nancy King 




James Edwards 


Dunn Second 




Steve Davis 


Hillmon Grove 


Gina Rambeau 


Chris Wroten 


Charies Rambeau 


Ret>ecca Wroten 



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CarlettaCagle 
Jim Randolph 

Holly Springs 

Jerry Parsons 
Louise Oyster 
David Oyster 
Joe Watterson 
Marvin Johnson 
Mark Ledford 
Connie Marion 
Clark Kershner 
Joey Shue 

Kennebec 

Richard Walker 
Phyllis McLamb 
Clarice Hayes 
Frances Moore 
Avery Moore 
Frances Chatham 
J. B. Chatham 

Lillington 

Mark Morris 
Linda Cameron 
Dorothy Bariiam 

Macedonia 

Danny Jarmon 

Memorial 

David Whiteman 
Max Eller 
Stiles Ellyson 

Mision Htspana De 
Buies Creek 

J. T. Mercado 
Cathy Mercado 



Neiirs Creek 

Greg McClain 
Doris Butts 
Cheryl Cruickshank 
Betty Matthews 
Linwood Matthews 
Jeff Roberts 
Matt Thomas 
Marshall Woodall 

New Hope 

A. C. Tatem 
Chariie Elmore 
David Hess 
John Palmer 
Margie Pearson 
Kay Sakas 
Joseph Sakas 

North Clinton 
Avenue 

Jo Lee 

Oak Grove 

Rick Jefferds 
Daryle Jannan 

Piney Grove Chapel 

Timmy Blair 
Cecila Bowden 
Sue Bowden 
Cindy Smith 
Randy Smith 

Pleasant Memory 

Standi Baucom 
Amy Cooke 
Sylvia Phillips 
Louise Adams 
Ramona Franklin 
Denise Penny 



Rawls 

Lee Newton 
Ernest Simmons 
Shiriey Simmons 
Henry Rawls 

Renewed Faith 

Jimmy Atkinson 
Nancy Atkinson 

South Erwin 

Ronnie Byrd 
Ina Mae Mclntyre 
Pauline Porter 
Betty Ann Price 
Charies Price 
Katherine Wood 

Swanns Station 

Russell Blackmon 
Nancy Blackmon 
David Dillingham 
Can-oil Rickard 
Charies Bums 

Trinity 

Donald Rea 
Eunice Ferrell 
Janie Jackson 
Pamela Rea 
Melba Smith 
Betty Upchurch 
Ray Upchurch 

Westfield 

Steve Pegram 
Pat Pegram 
Jackie Elmore 
Abe Elmore 
Jewell Allen 
Mary Pari<er 
Harold Lambeth 
A! Murray 



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Minutes of the 123"^ Annual Associationai Meeting 

of the Little River Baptist Association 

Session I 

The 123'"^ meeting of the Little River Baptist Association met on Monday, 
Octot)er 26, 1998, at Holly Springs Baptist Church in Broadway, NC. 

The meeting was called to order by Moderator, Jim Randolph, who 
recognized Rev. Jesse Mooney, Program Chairman to present the agenda 
for this association as set out in the program. The Committee 
recommends the adoption of this Order of Business to serve as our 
agenda for this 123'*^ Annual Associationai Meeting. Voted and carried. 

Rev. Jerry Parsons welcomed the Association and led in the invocation. 

The moderator expressed on behalf of the Association, thanks to Holly 
Springs Baptist Church for hosting this meeting. 

New Pastors and Staff were recognized: Dr. Neil Armstrong, new church 
work in Westem Hamett; Rev. Grady Edwards, Harmony Baptist Church; 
Rev. Greg McClain, Neill's Creek Baptist Church; Rev. Lee Newton, Rawls 
Baptist Church; Rev. Donald Rea, Trinity Baptist Church; Dr. Kari Minor, 
Dunn First Baptist Church. 

The Moderator recognized the Director of Missions, Rev. Dan Deaton, who 
gave his report. 

The Treasurer, Marshall Woodall presented the Treasurer's Report. Also 
pr '-ented the Budget Proposal for 1999. 

The Clerk, Jo Lee presented her report: 104 messengers, 27 visitors, total 
of 131 present. 

The Moderator announced his appointments for Nominating Committee, 
Nancy Blackmon, Judy Holland, David Oyster; Program Committee, Joe 
Sakas, Lee Newton, Jen^ Parsons; Place and Preacher Committee, Mike 
Stinson, Steve Davis, Standi Baucom; Resolutions Committee, Alice 
Davis, Ken Dalton. 

Miscellaneous Business: Rev. Steve Gordon of Friendship proposed 
creation of a new body consisting of inactive deacons in the Association: 
"Recognizing that much of the work of the Little River Baptist Association 
is accomplished through the efforts of volunteers from among its member 
churches. Friendship Baptist Church proposes the creation of a new body 
consisting of inactive deacons to serve the Association for one year terms. 



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If endorsed by all LRBA churches, this would provide more than 40 
persons, who having already been set aside for their spiritual commitment 
and leadership gifts, would be available to assist the Director of Missions 
as needed in the work of the Association. Each church within our 
Association would be encouraged to either elect or designated their 
representative for the 1999 church year. They will be called, organized, 
and directed by the Director of Missions who will present a progress report 
to the Association at its next annual meeting as basis for determining the 
viability and continuation of this effort. 

Recommendation was seconded, voted and carried. 

Missions report was presented by Alice Davis. 

The Association commissioned those leaving for South Africa, as part of 
our South African Partnership. 

Session was adjourned with prayer. 

Session II 

The Second Session of the 123'"^ Annual Meeting of the Little River Baptist 
Association was convened at 3:00 p. m. at Coats Baptist Church, and was 
called to Order by Dr. David Whiteman, Vice-Moderator. 

The welcome and invocation was by Rev. Jesse Mooney, Pastor of Coats 
Baptist Church. 

The following reports were given: WMU by Dorothy Barham; Baptist Men 
by Eari Gray; ACTeam by Rev. Dan Deaton; VBS by Rev. Dan Deaton. 

Finance Committee recommended adoption of the 1999 budget; voted and 
cam'ed. 

Jim Randolph presented the recommendation of the Nominating 
Committee, voted and carried. 

Rev. Dan Deaton presented a resolution recognizing Jim Randolph, for his 
work as moderator. Adopted. 

Rev. Dan Deaton presented a resolution recognizing Dr. Bruce Blackmon. 
Adopted. 

Jim Randolph, Chairman, presented the Executive Committee 
recommendations, voted and carried. 

New Church Start report by Dr. Neil Armstrong and Rev. Jimmy Atkinson. 

Evangelism report by Dr. Michael Simmons, who reported that the 
Executive Committee has agreed to participate with Campbell University 



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to a Crusade with Rev. Billy Kim, October 18, 19, 20, 1999. 

Jim Randolph made a motion that the offering taken at this Associational 
meeting be given to those going to South Africa with the Partnership for 
those ministries. 

Belarussian Children Ministry report by Donald Dawson. 

Baptist Foundation report by Bill Overby. 

This session was adjoumed with a Benediction and Blessing by Rev. 
Jesse Mooney. 

Session Hi 

The 123*^ Annual Meeting of the Little River Baptist Association was called 
to Order by Bob Wheeler, new Vice-Moderator. 

Invocation by Rev. Donald Rea. 

Future Ministries report by Rev. David Oyster and Charles Rambeau, Jr. 

Foreign Missions report by Rev. Jesse Mooney. 

Clerk's report by Jo Lee: total for three session, 374 messengers, 102 
visitors, total 476. 

Memoriam Service was led by Rev. Tom Lee. 

Following the message by Dr. Alton Hood, the 123"^ Annual Associational 
Meeting of the Little River Baptist Association was adjoumed with prayer 
by Rev. Dan Deaton, Director of Missions. 

Subnfiitted by: Jo Lee 

Associational Clerk 



Little River Baptist Association 

Budget for 1999 



BUDGET LINE ITEM 


ACCOMPUSHING THIS MISSION/MINISTRY 


1999 1 


WORLD MISSIONS i 


201 South Africa 
PartnershiD 


For the availability of funds for this 
oartnershiD. 


1,200.00 1 



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BUDGET UNE ITEM 


ACCOMPUSHING THIS MISSION/MINISTRY 


1999 1 


203 Belarussian 
Children Ministry 


For four years churches have given the 
necessary fiinds to bring children and 
Interpreters from Belarus. This is a 
physical and spiritual ministry which 
generates its own budget of about 
$26,000. 


100.00 1 


LOCAL MISSIONS I 


211 Hispanic 
Missions & 
Ministries 
Contingency 


Through a Council On Hispanic Ministries, 
we seek to support work among Hispanic 
churches and migrant ministries in our 
area. 


1.000.00 


212 Missions 

Development 


Our Missions Development Committee 
needs funds for studies, surveys, and 
consultation regarding future land 
purchases for mission/church sites. 


1,000.00 


213 HoHoway 
Medical 
Insurance 


The association has a long-standing 
commitment to provide medical insurance 
for Mrs. HoHoway, the widow of a former 
Director of Missions. 


2,200.00 


214 Developing 
Ministries 


We seek to develop new ministries to 
pastors, and their families, and to minister 
through the association to the needs of the 
church community. These funds allow us 
to quickly respond whenever a need is 
apparent. 


1,500.00 


215 Summer 
Woricers 


Funds for two (2) summer woricers 
expenses (10 weeks). 


1,500.00 


216 New Church 
Starts 


Funds to support and service new church 
starts. 


10,000.00 






221 Director of 
Missions: 


This person's role is to assist churches in 
our association by serving as a missions 
strategist, ministering to churches and 
church leaders, and serving as a general 
leader in helping the Association of 
churches to fulfill its mission. 




221-1 Ministry 
Related 


These are expenses incurred in the 
performance of ministry. 



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BUDGET UNE ITEM 


ACCOMPUSHING THIS MISSION/MINISTRY 


1999 


a. Mileage 

Reimbursement 


We reimburse the Director of Missions for 
business related miles at the rate per mile 
approved by the Intemal Revenue Service. 


4,825,00 


b. Convention 
Expenses 


We provide funds for the DOM to attend 
state and national conventions and for 
continuing education. 


875,00 1 


c. Professional 
Expenses 


Fxpenses incurred while visiting with 
pastors, books, and other resources 
needed for effective ministry.. 


875.00 1 


221-2 Protective 
Benefits: 


Tliese funds provide insurance and 
retirement protection for the DOM. 




a. Disability and Life 
Insurance 


This provides additional disability 
insurance and life insurance protection for 
the DOM 


620.00 


b. Annuity Program 


This provides retirement income for the 
DOM through voluntary participation in the 
denomination's Annuity Board program. 


6.000.00 


c. Social Security 
Offset 


This is taxable income that is withheld 
from the DOM's salary to help meet IRS 
requirements for quarterly filing of 
estimated income taxes. 


6,000.00 


221-3 Basic 

Compensation: 


This is taxable income received by the 
DOt^. 




a. Cash Salary 


This makes up the cash salary part of the 
DOM's pay. 


26.335.00 1 


b. Housing & Utilities 


This provides housing and utilities. This 
non-taxable for IRS purposes but must be 
counted for Social Security taxes. 


14.500.00 


c. Housing Equity 
Fund 


This provides reimbursement to the 
Associational Housing Equity Fund at the 
rate of $100.00 for each month of service 
by the Director. 


1,200.00 1 


222 Administrative 
Assistants: 


These persons assists the Director of 
Missions in fulfilling the mission of the 
churches of the Association by managing 
the office, assisting with con^spondence, 
reports, and communication of LRBA 
ministries ,^^,,:,=,=s= 





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BUDGET LINE ITEM 


ACCOMPLISHfNG THIS MISSION/MINISTRY 


1999 


222-1 Cash Salary 


The salaries of the Administrative 
Assistants are based on working 40 hours 
per week. 


18.283.20 


1 222-2 Social Security 


We are responsible for paying Vz of the 
Administrative Assistants' social security 
assessment. 


1,142.00 


We are responsible for paying Yt of the 
Administrative Assistants' Medicare 
assessment. 


270.00 


222-3 Continuing 
Education 


The Administrative Assistants are 
encouraged to attend the state-wide 
church secretary's conference or to utilize 
these funds for some form on continuing 
education. 


130.00 


222-4 Mileage 

Reimbursement 


Funds to reimburse the Administrative 
Assistants for business related miles at 
the rate per mile approved by the IRS. 


200.00 


1 ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT i 


1 231 Sunday School 


These funds are used to hold ACTeam 
seminars and to send team members to 
training sessions. 


600.00 


232 Vacation Bible 
School 


Thess funds are for purchasing materials , 
and other expenses that may be incurred 
with an Associational VBS Clinic. 


500.00 


233 Discipleship 
Training 


These funds are to be used to implement 
training programs in leadership, 
family/marriage enrichment, youth, 
witnessing and general spiritual growth. 


■"■ 


234 Woman's 
Missionary 
Union 


Increase in literature expense and in 
planned activities. This is a very active 
organization; we have extended WMU 
organizations in a number of churches and 
in a number of age-level organizations. 


500.00 


235 Baptist Men 


Funds needed for postage, literature, 
video, arKi local missions. 


1,000.00 


236 Music Ministry 


Funds are used to purchase music, hold 
an appreciation banquet and to meet other 


300.00 



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BUDGET LINE ITEM 


ACCOMPUSHING THIS MISSION/MINISTRY 


1999 1 


237 Senior Adult 
Ministry 


These funds will assist an ongoing ministry 
to and with the Senior Adults for our 
Association. 


400.00 1 


238 Youtti Ministries 


Funds to be used for Associational Youth 
Events. 


300.00 1 


239 Divinity School 


To assist Campbell University students by 
providing opportunities for continued 
academic training. 


300.00 1 


LEADERSHIP TRAINING 1 


241 Assemblies & 
ainics 


Funds to be used for clinics or 
conferences attended by elected 
associational leaders. 


800.00 


242 Evangelism 


Summer youth visit, Fall Rally and year 
round evangelism. 


1.200.00 1 


243 Visiting 
Speakers 


These funds are used to pay for visiting 
speakers to the Association either for the 
Annual Meeting or other events. 


500.00 1 


244 Pastoral 
Ministries 
1 Council 


To assist in underwriting training events 
for pastors and deacons as sponsored by 
the Pastoral Ministries Council. 


500.00 1 


BUILDH 




251 Utilities 


Projected estimates of utilities are: 
Electricity - 2,250.00; Telephones - 
3,300.00; and, Water - 450.00. 


6.000.00 1 


1 252 insurance 


Fire, theft, and liability insurance on 
Associational property and bond payment 
for Administrative Assistant and Treasurer. 


2.622.00 


253 Maintenance 


Funds for upkeep of buildings and 
grounds. 


2,000.00 


254 Office Supplies 


Funds used to purchase paper for 
newsletter, correspondence to pastors and 
other associational leaders, reminder 
cards to committee members for future 
meetings and other miscellaneous 
correspondence. Funds are also used for 
all other supplies used by the office. 


3,500.00 


255 Postage 


Funds are used to mail out 
correspondence to pastors and other 
committee persons and also to pay for 


2.800.00 



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BUDGET LINE ITEM 


ACCOMPLISHING THIS MISSION/MINISTRY 


1 1 

1999 


257 Associationaf 
Annuals 


Funds for printing the Annual Associational 
Minutes. 


2,000.00 


258 Office 

Equipment 


Funds are used to pay for maintenance 
contract on copier and other machine 
maintenance and also to purchase small 
equipment as needed. 


2.500.00 


259 Media 

Advertising 


Funds for newspaper, radio 
advertisements. 


300.00 


MISCELLANEOUS HI 


261 Contingency 


Limited funds for any need not specified in 
other categories. 


1,000.00 


262 Christmas Gifts 


Each Christmas, we seek to express our 
appreciation to these listed in a tangible 
way. We remember our professional staff 
with a token of our appreciation for their 
leadership of our Association. We also 
provide an appreciation gift for the 
associational treasurer and assistants. 




262-1 Director of 
Missions 


500.00 


262-2 Administrative 
Assistants 


600.00 


262-3 Treasurer 


300.00 





121.777.20 


AMOUNT NEEDED MONTHLY FOR BUDGET 


11.065.00 



Treasurer's Report 

LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 
RECEIPTS FROM JANUARY 1998 THROUGH DECEMBER 1998 



CHURCHES 
Anderson Creek 
AngicT 
Antioch 
Baptist Chapel 
Baptist Grove 
Broadway 
Buies Creek First 
Calvary 

Chalybeate Springs 
Coats 
Crossroads 



RE(5ULAR 


DESIGNATED 


y-T-D TOTAL 


474.06 


800.00 


1,274.06 


8.916.63 


3,125.00 


12,041.63 


6,000.00 




6,000.00 


1,000.00 




1,000.00 


3,000.00 




3,000.00 


2,000.00 




2,000.00 


5,279.56 


1,225.00 


6,504.56 


3,387.12 


1,026.00 


4,413.12 


3,719.13 


2,750.00 


6.469.13 


4,584.64 


3,410.00 


7,994.64 


4,240.17 


800.00 


5,040.17 



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Duncan 


300.00 




300.00 


Dunn First 


3^00.00 


1,600.00 


5,200.00 


Dunn Second 


2,394.50 


195.00 


2,589.50 


East Erwin 


1,361.29 


197.00 


1,558.29 


Erwin First 


3,000.00 




3,000.00 


Faith 


673.38 


200.00 


873.38 


Fellowship 


1,629.33 




1,629.33 


Friendship 


3,000.00 


1,600.00 


4,600.00 


Gourd Springs 


1,540.00 




1,540.00 


Harmony 


1,971.89 


1,594.00 


3,565.89 


Hillmon &rove 


8,514.37 




8,514.37 


Holly Springs 


6,801.00 


2,608.00 


9,409.00 


Kennebec 


1,272.25 


1,044.00 


2,316.25 


Ullington 


8,333.22 


1,600.00 


9,933.22 


Memorial 


1,950.00 


2,268,73 


4,218.73 


North Clinton Avenue 


10,989.66 


3,000.00 


13,989.66 


Ncill's Creek 


5,611.13 


1,600.00 


7,211.13 


New Hope 


2,637.75 


300.00 


2,937.75 


Oak Srove 


325.00 




325.00 


Piney Grove Chapel 


1,401.86 


6.01 


1,407.87 


Pleasant Memory 


781.97 


23.00 


804.97 


Rawls 


750.00 


800.00 


1,550.00 


South Erwin 


902.00 


2,500.00 


3,402.00 


Swanns Station 


3,000.00 


3,063.75 


6,063.75 


Trinity 


3,339.50 


1,000.00 


4,339.50 


Westfield 


3,946.64 




3,946.64 


CHURCH TOTALS 


122,628.05 


38,335.49 


160.963.54 


Cash on Hand (12-31-97) 






6,794.22 


Regular Receipts 






122,628.05 


Designated Receipts 






54,324.85 


Tax Inflows 






7.416.49, 


TOTAL CASH 






191,163.61 


DISBURSEMENTS 






-169,182,45 


BALANCE IN CHECKING ACCOUNT 


21,981.16 




BUILDING A GROUNDS FUND 




36.47 




MM ACCT. FOR GENERAL FUND 


22,02.05 




AAM ACCT. FOR HOME EQUIT/ FUND - 


3,964.75 




MM ACCT. FOR NEW JERUSALEM 


10,362.96 




COOPERATIVE P^OGkAM. CD 




9,000.00 





TOTAL 



67,365.39 



DISBURSEMENTS FOR JANUARY 1998 THROUGH DECEMBER 1998 

BUDGETED Y-T-D TOTAL 
WORLD MISSIONS 

201 South African Partnership 1,200.00 1,151.52 

202 Ukrainian Home Missionary 750.00 750.00 



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203 Beiarusskm Children Ministry 

211 Hisponic AAinistry 
211-H Hispanic: Local Ministries 

212 Missions Development 

213 Holbwoy A^edical Insurance 

214 Developing AAinistries 

215 Summer WorkersXBSC 
Summer WorkcrsNLftB^ 

2 16- A Southeast Mission Minister: Cash Salary 
216-B Southeast Amission AAinister: MileogeVProf . 
216-C Survey Workers 

221 Director of Missions 
221-1 Ministry Related Expenses 

o. DOM: A^leoge Reimbursement 

b. DOM: Convention Expenses 

c. DOM: Professional Expenses 
221-2 Protective Benefits 

a. DOM: Disability and Life Insurance 

b. DOM: Annuity Board 
221-3 Basic Compensation 

a. DOM: Cash Salary 

b. DOM: HousingNUtilities 

c. DOM: Home Equity 

222 Administrative Assistant 
222-1 CashSakiry 

222-2 Continuing Eduoition 
222-3 Mileage Reimbursement 

223 Secretarial Assistance 

224 Hispanic Minister 
224-1 Cash Salary 
224-2 Housing Allowance 

231 Sunday School 
231-H Hispanic: Worship Aids 

232 Vocation Bible School 

233 Discipieship Training 

234 Woman's Missionary Union 

235 Baptist bKen 

237 Senior Adult Ministry 

238 Youth Ministry 

239 Divinity School - Campbell University 

241 Assemblies and Clinics 
241-H Hispanic: Utilities 

242 Evongeiism 

243-H Mijcwwc; Maintenance 
244 Pastoral Ministries 

244-H Mi^Daw"^; Of f ice Supplies 

251 Utilities 

251-H Mjjoa/7/c- Miscellaneous 

252 Insurance 



100.00 


27.932.49 




239.73 




484.76 


1,100.00 


761.00 


2.200.00 


2.141.75 


1,100.00 


1.138.16 




3,504.00 


1,000.00 


713.81 




2,400.00 




1.614.16 




754.50 


4,825.00 


4,342.42 


875.00 


849.10 


875.00 


875.00 


620.00 


774.00 


5,700.00 


5,700.00 


30,435.00 


30,434.88 


13,500.00 


13,500.00 


1,200.00 


1,200.00 


12,667.00 


15,418.89 


130.00 


131.85 


200.00 


204.15 


3,600.00 


3.603.70 




1,200.00 




2,400.00 


600.00 


153.37 




299.94 


500.00 


460.98 


1,300.00 


836.81 


350.00 


338.65 


1.000.00 


801.22 


200.00 


127.08 


500.00 


427.29 


300.00 


300.00 


800.00 


390.47 




1,344.12 


UOO.OO 


543.40 




340.95 


500.00 


407.74 




153.92 


5,500.00 


5,209.56 




196.08 


2,622.00 


2,487.00 



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1,650.00 


1,032.94 


254 Of f ice Supplies 


3,400.00 


3335.47 


255 Postage 


2,600.00 


2,356.79 


257 Annual Minutes 


1,700.00 


1,950.33 


258 Office Equipment 


2,000.00 


1,652.98 


261 Contingency 


1,000.00 


1,180.96 


262-1 Christmas: Director Of Missions 


500.00 


500.00 


262-2 Christmas: Admin. AssistantsXTreosurer 


700.00 


800.00 


Other Expenses 




9,395.76 


Tax Outflows 




6,838.77 


TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS 




169A82.45 



ACTeam Annual Report 1998 

The LJttle River Baptist Assodation was one of six associations selected by 
the Sunday School Board to pilot a project to create new Sunday School 
classes. Therefore, the Association's Consultant Team (ACTeam) has 
devoted most of the year working with the Sunday School Division of North 
Carolina to outline a strategy to support this effort. To develop this 
strategy, the ACTeam started meeting with Max Caldwell (State Sunday 
School Consultant) in May 1998 and sponsored a Sunday School banquet 
at Crossroads Church on September 15, 1998. Eleven churches in the 
Little River Baptist Association attended this banquet and expressed 
interest in beginning new Sunday School work to reach new groups of 
people.(e.g. single parents, young manied etc.) 

The ACTeam Is currently working with interested churches and has 
tentatively planned to bring in State Consultants In January 1999 to help 
other churches that may be interested In one or two days of concentrated 
help in church Identified areas. The key to making this later effort a 
success will be the churches providing an assessment that identifies their 
needs that consultants can focus on to facilitate detailed assistance. 
Helping churches develop new on and off campus Sunday School 
work/units will be the ACTeam focus for the year. 

Submitted By: Ivan Byrd 

ACTeam Director 

Ivan Byrd 3910 Hwy 401 S Lillington 27546(h)893-8408 

Cynthia Spivey 7108 Chris Cole Road Sanford 27330(h)776-0428 

Kerry Peeler PO Box 3312 Buies Creek 27506(h)8 14-0 168 

Rhonda Horinka 5516 US 401 N Fuquay-Varina 27526(h)557-0895 



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ANNUAL CHURCH PROFILE DIGEST 



' " ^ " ■' '- ' ■ 


1996-1997<^) 


1997-1 998 (^> 


Baptisms 


275 


375 


Total Membership 


13.804 


14.513 


Sunday School Enrollment 


7.701 


7.865 


VBS Enrollment 


3.926 


3.751 


Discipleship Training 


1.884 


1.674 


WMU Enrollment 


1.730 


1,588 


Baptist Men Enrollment 


947 


865 


Cooperative Program Receipts 


$335,913 


$357,258 


Association Missions Receipts 


$93,643 


$123,443 


Total Missions Receipts 


$676,064 


$795,484 


Total of all Receipts 


$6,656,010 


$6,760,676 



^^^This report represents 38 out of 41 churches and missions in the Little River 
Baptist Association reporting. 

^^^ This report represents 40 out of 43 churches and missions in the Little River 
Baptist Association reporting. 



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Baptist Children's Homes of NC 

er voice steady and quiet, Christy delivers her personal story like a 
letter dropped into an anonynnous mailbox at a shuttered house on 
a nameless street. 



Her grandparents' murder had unleashed memories of her own abuse. 
Family members encouraged her to leave her home and repeatly told her 
she was worthless. 

"I've had a rough life," she says. "I've been through about anything I can 
possibly go through." Christy admits carrying a short fuse, and outbursts, 
physical abuse and a dangerous living situation brought her to Mills Home 
in November 1997. 

She continues her quiet story about coming to Mills Home, about doing well 
in school, and tutoring two residents in Alumni Cottage. She's glad she 
can help, because "teaming comes easy to me, and I want to help 
someone if I can." 

Julie, her first child care worker at Mills Home, became a real friend who 

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"helped me turn my life around," Christy says, her face at last t)eginning to 
brighten. "She was there for me when I needed sometxxJy. My parents 
weren't there. Nobody wanted me. It was fun being around Julie. She 
showed me she cared about me and that I could be loved." 

She Didn't Plan to See 16 - Julie couldn't realize how important her 
friendship was, or how close Christy came to giving up. Christy admits to 
two suicide attempts, and believed she would never see the age of 16. "I 
used to dread getting up," she said. "I didn't know if I would get my mouth 
busted or my arm broke." Even now, there are days Christy doesn't want 
to get out of bed. But she does, and she goes to school and eams mostly 
"A's" and stars on the varsity basketball team, and tutors other residents 
in math, and went to New York for a summer basketball toumament and 
is planning to attend college to study a helping profession. 

Now she is planning to live, not planning to die. BCH is giving her 
opportunities to live for. Christy's story is repeated hundreds of times each 
year at BCH. Not all are as dramatic, but every one tells of a young person 
and a family at the end of an unraveling rope. 

At four residential campuses, two homes for behaviorally troubled giris, a 
maternity home, a home for teenage mothers and their babies, therapeutic 
camping and model day care, 1 ,560 young people found help in troubled 
times last year. During the past year BCH received $1.6 million through 
the Cooperative Program, and $752,000 through the Thanksgiving 
Offering. Total church gifts of $3.3 million comprised 18 percent of the 
neariy $18 million of revenue. Because of a positive investment 
environment, BCH investments in endowment funds provided 33 percent 
of revenue. 

Building Dedicated - Two major priorities of the $10.1 million "Light Their 
Way" Campaign were dedicated: The Winifred Lindsay 
Education/Administrative Center at Odum Home in Pembroke on January 
20, and the John D. And Amelia W. Johnson Cottage at Mills Home on 
May 12. 

U. S. Congressman Mike Mclntyre, co-chair of the Congressional Task 
Force for Responsible Fatherhood, spoke at the dedication of the Lindsay 
Center. He said BCH has the "purpose, people, and passion" to 
successfully help children and families tum their lives around." "When we 
reach out to our children, we're making the best investment for tomorrow 
we could ever make for our country," he said. 

Winfred Lee Herbert Lindsay, for whom the Lindsay Center is named, died 
Nov. 21 , 1997. Primary funds for building Johnson Cottage were given by 



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Phil and Sharon Drake of Franklin, in nnemory of Sharon's father and In 
honor of her mother, a BCH trustee. "God has given me more than I 
deserve," Drake said in a brief, emotional address at the dedication. He 
said giving money to build the cottage was the "easy part" compared to the 
cottage workers task of making a difference in children's lives. 

Michael C. Blackwell celebrated his 15th anniversary as president of BCH 
on July 1, 1998. The video, "A Long Walk Home" is available to promote 
the 1998 Thanksgiving Offering which has a statewide goal of $800,000, 
the largest ever. Whenever children are hurting and families are strained, 
BCH strives to heal. To secure a video, or a speaker for your church or 
civic group, or to access services, call (800) 476-3669. 

Submitted By: Abe Elmore 

Baptist Children's Homes Rep. 



Baptist Men Annual Report 

Baptist Men's Ministries exist for the purpose of involving and 
educating men and boys in missions for their spiritual growth. The 
Little River Baptist Association's roll in this is to provide ideas, 
encouragement, opportunities, and education in personal and 
spiritual growth. 

Some of these activities that we promoted in the Association this 
past year were: 
B^ In January we promoted 'Baptist Men Day' in our 

local churches and encouraged attendance to our 

NC Baptist Men Convention. 

^ Some of our churches went on a mission trip to Fort: 
Caswell to help make repairs needed to correct 
damage that occurred during Hurricane Fran. 

B^ Repair work was done at the AG Demonstration Farm, 
chicken house that was destroyed by Hurricane Fran. We 
also partidpated in the Field Day that was held on the farm In 
Buies Creek. 

"^ Promoted World Hunger Week and collected twelve 

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(12) sixty-pound (60 lb.) food boxes (720 lbs.) for 
North Korea and earned them to the NC Baptist Building 
for shipment 

^ Promoted and got some of our people to attend the Region 
4 Meetings. For the purpose of motivating educating, 
dispersing new ideas, establishing links of communications 
and Christian fellowship. 

^ Promoted the National Day of Prayer the first Thursday 
in May. We had prayer vigils in churches during the day 
and community gatherings on places such as the 
town square. 

«^ Provided hot dogs and hamburgers with trimmings for 
our Belarussian Children and their host families at a pool 
party at Campbell University's pool. 

f^ We held a Baptist Men Training session for local church 
Baptist Men leadership. 

^ We have been visiting local Baptist Men meetings in 
order to get to know our Baptist Men groups and to 
encourage them in their mission work. We want to 
continue to make our association leaders available to 
help your local groups. 

^ Twenty-four (24) of our forty-three (43) churches and 
missions reported active men groups. 

^ We did not attempt to give numbers of participants, but 
would like to develop some plan to get your feedback to 
the association next year as to the number of 
churches as well as the number of member involvement. 

I would hope that the local church director or pastor would advise the 
association of the results of their mission involvements. This will 
help us evaluate our efforts. 

Submitted By: Earl Gray 

Associational Baptist Men Director 



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Baptist Retirement Homes of IMC, Inc. 

Today there are over thirty million people aged sixty-five and above in the 
United States, representing ainnost twelve percent of our population. Every 
fifteen seconds another person reaches age sixty-five. Researchers 
predict that in 2020, one of every five Americans will be an active retiree. 

This is good news and bad news in relation to our aging population. 

The good news is that more and more of our people are experiencing 
added years of productive and pleasurable living. The bad news is that an 
ever increasing number of older people are faced with extended months 
and even years of debilitating ill health. Even as the old are becoming 
older, the aging sick tend to be sicker. 

An added concem is the ever-increasing number of Older Adults, including 
many of our retired ministers, who are struggling under financial hardships. 
Many thought they had planned well for the retirement years, but the 
financial requirements of the 1990's were almost unimaginable in the 
1950's. Furthermore, the expectation was that there would be some ten 
years of life in retirement rather than the twerrty-plus years that are coming 
to be the norm. 

Through the ministers of the Brookridge Retirement Community In 
Winston-Salem, The Hamilton Baptist Home in Hamilton, The Taylor 
House in Albermarle, and the Western North Carolina Baptist Home in 
Asheville, Baptist Retirement Homes continues to operate at the forefront 
in meeting the needs of Older Adults. 

This year, we look froward to the start of construction on a major new 
facility. The Taylor Glen Retirement Community in Concord, serving the 
Cabanus/Mecklenburg/Stanly County areas. Included in the plans are 174 
independent-living apartment homes, 24 assisted- living apartments, 24 
nursing care beds and a 12-bed memory impaired unit. 

Baptist Retirement Homes continues to be grateful for the exceptional 
quality of benevolent care it is able to provide. There are no entrance fees 
associated with any of the health-related facilities operated by Baptist 
Retirement Homes. The Hamilton Baptist Home and The Taylor House 
are among the few not-for-profit, church-related long-term care facilities in 
North Carolina with no financial requirements for admission. 

Baptist Churches and Bapfist people make all of this possible through 
contributions received through the Baptist State Convention (Cooperative 

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Program) and the North Carolina Offering for Older Adults. In 1998, North 
Carolina Baptists made it possible for the "Homes" to provide $1 .7 million 
in benevolent care. Thank you, North Carolina Baptists, for helping us 
make life for aging saints ...THE BEST OF TIMES! 

Submitted By: Ella Beach 

Baptist Retirement Homes Rep. 



Belarussian Children Ministry 1998 

The summer of '98 marked the fourth time our Association has hosted 
children from Belarus. It Is no longer a new ministry, but it is certainly a 
vital one. Due to an excellent committee, composed of Bill and Jean 
Tomlinson, Joe Sakas, Christine Avery, Donald Dawson, Charies Price, 
Eari Gray, Jim Vaughn, and Jim and Teresa Roberts, the ministry was 
planned and administered very effectively. The children received excellent 
medical care from this area. We cannot thank enough all the doctors, 
nurses, Betsy Johnson Hospital and other professionals who gave so 
much to this effort. Giving, in Jesus' name and spirit, is what this is all 
about. Each host family gave unselfishly of their time and resources to 
model Christian love. Many churches gave the financial support that 
enabled us to do this mission ministry again. 

There is no doubt that God has blessed us and the children we were 
privileged to have. The political climate in Belarus is in a flux, the program 
is no longer a novelty, supporit will be harder to obtain in '99. As we say a 
heartfelt Ihank you", we ask for your prayers as we prepare for another 
year of ministry. 

'Jesus took a little child and had him stand among them. Taking him 
in his arms, he said to them, "Whoever welcomes one of these little 
children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does 
not welcome me but the one who sent me." [Mark 9:36-37] 

Host Families of Belarussian Children 

Carsie & Dawn Denning Coats Mark & Beechye Morris LiJIington 

Lee & Lisa Shearin Coats Donald & Sharon Dawson Friendship 

Charles & Betty Price South Erwin Emest & Shirley Simmons Rawls 

Ken & Janet Little Memorial Paul & Deborah Plummer Memorial 

Jesse & Peggy Mooney Coats Earl & Amber Blackmon South Erwin 

Phillip & Regina Strickland South Envin Jim & Ann Burgin Crossroads 

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Steve & Kim Davis Dunn Second 

Robert & Barbara Butler Calvary 
Rodney & Kim Strickland Hannony 
Ricky & Judy HoHand Memorial 
David & Jan McKnight Buies Creek First 
Tom & Peggy Gilfrilan Anderson Creek 
Edsel & Louise Smith Chalybeate Springs 
Bill & Jean Tomlinson Chalybeate Springs 
Mike & Jan Stinson Chalybeate Springs 
Jimmy & Nancy Atkinson Renewed Faith 



Rick & Shiriey Jefferds Oak Grove 

Jimmy & Diane Allen Coats 

William & Nancy King Hannony 

Grover & Becky Blackbum Angier 

Antonio & Doris Galvan Dunn First 

John & Rhonda Amdt Kennebec 

Andy & LuAnne McLamb Kennebec 



Belarussian Children Ministry 
Finqncial StQtenf\ent 



RECEIPTS 




DISBURSEMENTS 




Anderson Creek 


$800.00 


ABRO 


$24,000.00 


Angier 


$800.00 


American Bible Society 


$481.78 


Buies Creek First 


$1,475.00 


Cleaning of Blankets 


$20.00 


Calvary 


$800.00 


Cookout(7/14) 


$11.78 


Chalybeate Springs 


$2,500.00 


Lighthouse International 


$1,900.00 


Coats 


$3,110.00 


L. H. Sales (Sweatshirts) 


$754.91 


Crossroads 


$800.00 


Medicines/Physicians 


$356.90 


Dunn First 


$1,600.00 


Miscellaneous (Food) 


$140.01 


Dunn Second 


$195.00 


To/From Trip to airport 


$350.00 


Faith 


$200.00 
$1,600.00 


US Postmaster 


$2061 


Friendship 


Total 


$28,035.99 


Harmony 


$1,594.00 






Holly Springs 


$808.00 


Balance Forward 


+$3,625.87 


Kennebec 


$1,044.00 


Total of Receipts 


+$26,549.50 


Lee's Chapel 


$800.00 
$1,600.00 


Total of Disbursements 


-$28,035.99 


Lilllngton 






Memorial 


$1,643.73 






Neill's Creek 


$1,600.00 


- 




Pleasant Memory 


$23.00 


Account Balance as of Dec. 31, 1998 


Rawls 


$800.00 


is $1,486JS 




South EnArtn 


$2,500.00 






Funds retumed from trip $121.00 






Shirts Pgym^nt? 


$135.$Q 






Total 


$26,549.23 







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The Biblical Recorder 

"A democracy can only survive and flourish as a nation of readers," says 
Daniel J. Boorstin, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and fomier Librarian 
of Congress. He is correct! Thomas Jefferson said that the purest form 
of democracy he had ever seen was Baptist churches. We Baptists 
cherish our souI-Iil)erty and its corporate corollary the autonomy of the local 
church- 
But Baptists will never preserve their democratic form of decision-making 
if they are not property Informed. A democracy demands an informed 
constituency, whether they like the news or not! 

The Biblical Recoixier tries to tell the whole story with a focus on the many 
positive things people are doing in their churches and worid missions, 
along with the crucial issues which cannot be concealed and ignored if we 
honor our heritage from yesterday and fulfill our mission for tomonrow. 

There is no way to address these issues without conrect and reliable 
information. The Biblicat Recorder was bom and continues to serve for 
that purpose. In the 165 years of state Baptist papers in North Carolina , 
never was the Recorder more needed than now for people to have the 
truth. 

Because people are reading less than at any other time in recent history 
at the very time there is an increased number of publications and 
periodicals, the Recorder has kept pace with the state-of-the-art in print 
media, and entered the worid of electronic communications with an 
attractive and effective Web site. 

The Web site Is: hhtp://www.biblicalrecorder.org 

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Little River Baptist Association 
Calendar 1999 
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January 1999 

1 Rev. Danny Jamton's 15th anniversary with Macedonia Baptist Church 

3 Rev. David Lee's birthday ♦ Pastor. Faith Baptist Church 

8 Mrs. Pat Pegram's birthday ♦ Westfield Baptist Church 

9 Rev, Timmy Blair's birthday ♦ Pastor, Piney Grove Chapel 

11-12 State Evangelism Conference * Calvary Baptist Church * Winston- 
Salem 

11-12 NC Baptist Music Conference ^ Caraway 

1 4 Rev. Steve Davis's 3rd anniversary with Dunn Second Baptist Church 

17 Mrs. Dorothy McLamb's birthday ^> FlaW/oodsBapWst Church 

18 Mrs. Beechye Monis's birthday ♦ Lillington Baptist Church 

18 Associational Council Meeting ^ LRBA Center ^ 7:00pm 

19 Off-site Bible Teaching-Reaching Fellowship * Caraway 

19 Mrs. Joyce Tatem's birthday ♦ New Hope Baptist Church 

20 Rev. Mark Morris's birthday ♦ Pastor, Lillington Baptist Church 
21-22 Vocational Evangelists' Conference * Caraway 

24 Baptist Men's Day in the Church 

25 NC Baptist Singers' Concert * VIewmont Baptist Church * Hickory 

26 Council of Christian Higher Education Meeting * Caraway 

26 Council of Christian Life and Public Affairs Meeting * Caraway 

28 Rev. Martin Groover's 19th anniversary with Antioch Baptist Church 



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29-30 NC Baptist Men's Convention * First Baptist Church * Greenstx)ro 

February 

1 Mrs. Shirley Jefferds' birthday ♦ Oak Grove Baptist Church 

1 Belamssian Children Committee Meeting * 7:00 pm * LRBA Center 
4 Mrs. l-iarriett Whiteman's birthday ♦ Memorial Baptist Church 

5-6 NC Baptist Nursing Fellowship 

6 Rev. Timmy Blair's 5th anniversary with Rney Grove Chapel 

6 16th Annual Acteens Day at Campbell University * 8:30am tHI 4:00pm 

7-14 Focus on WMU Week 

7-14 Week of Prayer and Special Offering for Baptist Retirement Homes of 

North Carolina 
8 Ministers' Conference * 10:00 am * LRBA Center 
12 Rev. Ronnie Byrd's 9th anniversary with South Erwin Baptist Church 

1 5 Rev. Dan Deaton 's 3rd anniversary as Director of Missions 

16 WMU Pastor's Appreciation Banquet * 6:30pm * Ron's Bam in Coats 
16 Rev. Steve Gonjon's 2nd anniversary with Friendship Baptist Church 
18-19 Church Weekday Directors' Retreat ^ Caraway 

19 Rev. David Lee's 5th anniversary with Faith Baptist Church 

19-20 Youth Choir/Instrumental Festivals 

21 Belarussian Children Missions Emphasis Sunday 

21 Volunteers in Missions Day 

21 Baptist Seminaries, Colleges and School Day Emphasis 
21-24 North American Mission Study 

22 Dr. Michael Simmons's birthday ♦ Pastor, Buies Creek First Baptist 
Church 

25 Mrs. Becky WoDten's birthday ♦ Hilimon Grove Baptist Church 

March 

Rev. Grover Blackburn's 5th anniversary with Angler Baptist Church 
Rev. Lee Newton's 1st anniversary with Rawis Baptist Church 
South Africa Partnership Meeting * 7:00 pm * Open to everyone 
Belarus Steering Committee Meeting ^ 7:00 pm 
Youth Ministers' Continuing Education Retreat 

2 Rev. Roy McLamb's 2nd anniversary with Flatwoods Baptist Church 

2 Associatlonal WMU Leadership Team Meeting * LRBA Center * 

7:00 pm 
7-14 Week of Prayer and Special Offering for North American Missions 
8 Ministers' Conference * Harmony Baptist Church * 10:00 am 
8 Associatlonal Council Meeting * LRBA Center * 7:00 pm 
10 Rev. George Stallings' 18th anniversary with Baptist Chapel 
12-13 Youth Handbells Festivals 
12-13 North Carolina Baptist Men's Board Meeting * Caraway 

14 Mrs. Shirley Darch's birthday ♦ Anderson Creek Baptist Church 

15 Spring Sunday School Leadership Training ^ Lillington Baptist ^ 
7:00pm 



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16 Rev. George Stallings' birtMay ♦ Pastor. Baptist Chapel 

16 Spring Sunday School Leadership Training * Holly Springs Baptist 
^ 7:00 pm 

18 Mrs. Patricia Baucom's birthday ♦ Pleasant Memory Baptist Church 

19 Rev. Steve Davis's birthday ♦ Pastor, Dunn Second Baptist Church 
19-20 State Acteens Weekender ^ Caswell 

19-20 National Conference on Prayer "Great Commission Praying" * 

Greensboro 
22 Belarus Steering Committee Meeting ^ 7:00 pm 
26 Rev. Martin Groover's birthday ♦ Pastor, Antioch Baptist Church 
26 Rev. William Crabtree's 4th anniversary with Baptist Grove Baptist Church 
26-28 "The Dating Game" Retreat for girls 6th-10th graders and their dads * 

Caswell 
28 Palm Sunday 
28 Associational Children & Youth Bible Drill ^ 2:00pm ^ Holly 

Springs Baptist Church 
31 Mrs. Ruth Ann Groover's birthday ♦ Antioch Baptist Church 

April 

2 Good Friday 

3 Youth Rally * Hamnony Baptist Church * 2:00 pm 

4 EASTER 

5 LRBA Office Closed for Easter Holiday 

6 Associational Council Meeting ^ LRBA Center ^ 7:00 pm 

9-10 AG Famn Workshop * NC Baptist Men's Fanri Campbell University 
9-11 International Student Convention ^ Caswell 
13 Associational Executive Committee Meeting ^ LRBA Center ^ 
7:00 pm 

15 Rev. Chris WnDten's birthday ♦ Pastor, Hillmon Grove Baptist Church 

16-17 Interfaith Witness Seminar * Caraway 

16-18 Church Orientation - Witness/Evangels ^ Caraway 

1 7 Lad/Crusader Congresses 

18 Cooperative Program Day and Stewardship Emphasis 

20 Rev. James Taylor's birthday ♦ Pastor, Fellowship Baptist Church 
23-24 Disaster Relief Expo 

23-25 WMU Missions Extravaganza * Ridgecrest 

23-25 Youth Spring Fling III ^ Caswell 

25 EarthStewards Sunday 

26-27 NC Baptist Ministers/Laymen's Golf Retreat * Caraway 

28-30 National Secretaries Conference * Ridgecrest ^ 

30-May 1 Adult Campcrafl Training * Caraway Campgrounds 

30-May 2 Father/Son Retreat 4th-7th graders and their dads ^ Caraway 

May 

1 Mrs. Ann McClain's birthday ♦ Neill's Creek Baptist Church 

1 State Youth Speakers Toumament & Finalist Youth Bible Drill * Carolina 



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Memorial Church 
2-9 Week of Prayer and Sf>ecial Offering for NC Baptist Hospitals 

3 Associationai Council Meeting * LRBA Center * 7:00 pm 

3-4 Key Leadership Training * Caswell 

4 WMU Annual Meeting * Antioch Baptist Church * 7:00 pm 

6 National Day of Prayer 

9 Mother's Day 

9-15 Week of Prayer and Special Offering for Associationai Missions 

10-12 Coastal Senior Adult Retreat * Caswell 
10-12 Spring Senior Adult Conference ^ Caraway 
14-15 WMU Prayer Retreat ^Caswell 

15 State Royal Ambassador Track Meet 

16 Mrs. Nancy Atkinson's birthday ♦ Renewed Faith Baptist Church 
16 Senior Partner's Day 

18 Mrs. Cindy Newton's birthday <^ Rawls Baptist Church 
21-23 State Media Library Wort<shop ^ Caraway 

31 Memorial Day - LRBA OfTice Closed 

31-June 4 Youth Evangelism Week I * Caswell 

31-June 5 Missions Boot Camp * NC Baptist Men * Caswell 

June 

Our Belarussian Children will be arriving this month. 
1 Mrs. Sandra Taylor's birthday ♦ Fellowship Baptist Church 

4-5 Associationai Leadership Team Training * Mundo Vista 
4-6 Single Adult Evangelism Conference * Caswell 
6 Rev. Greg McClain's birthday ♦ Pastor, Neill's Creek Baptist Church 
6-8 Southern Baptist Church Music Conference * Nashville 
13-14 National WMU Annual Meeting * Atlanta, Georgia 

14 Rev. Lee Newton's birthday ♦ Pastor, Rawls Baptist Church 
14-18 Caraway Summer Camp for Boys opens 

14-18 GA Camp opens * Camp Mundo Vista 

15 Rev. Jimmy Atkinson s 7th anniversary for Renewed Faith Baptist 
15-17 Southern Baptist Convention * Atlanta, Georgia 

18-19 Lay Renewal Gathering 

19 Rev. Mike Sanson's birthday ♦ Pastor, Chalybeate Springs Baptist 
Church 

22 Rev. Phillip Burden's 2nd anniversary with Duncan Baptist Church 
26 Rev. Russell Blackmon's 1 1th anniversary with Swanns Station Baptist 

Church 
28 Mrs. Sandra Deaton's birthday 
30 Mrs. Vivian Simpson's birthday 
30 Rev. Ralph Darch's birthday ♦ Pastor, Anderson Creek Baptist Church 

July 

1 Mr Charles Rambeau's birthday 

3 Mrs. Cassandra Holt's birthday 



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4 Independence Day 

5 LRBA Office Closed - Independence Holiday 

5-9 Family Fun and Focus Week ^ Caswell 
5-10 Music Week at Caswell 

7 Rev. Phillip Burden's birthday ♦ Pastor, Duncan Baptist Ctiurch 

1 2 Rev. Chris Wroten's 7th anniversary with Hillmon Grove Baptist Church 

12 Associatlonal CouncU Meeting ^ LRBA Center ^ 7:00 pm 
12-16 Sunday School Leadership Training Event I * Ridgecrest 
12-17 World Missions Week * Caswell 

13 Associatlonal Executive Committee Meeting ^ LRBA Center ¥ 
7:00 pm 

13 Mrs. Unda Lee's birthday ♦ Broadway Baptist Church 

14 Mrs. Doris Bier's birthday 

1 5 Rev. Dan Deaton's birthday 

16 Mrs. Peggy Moone/s birthday ♦ Coats Baptist Church 
16-19 Sunday School Leadership Training Event II * Ridgecrest 

1 9 Rev. Grady Edwards 1st anniversary with Hanvony Baptist Church 

19-23 Angel Tree Camp * Camp Mundo Vista 

19-23 Sunday School Leadership Training Event III * Ridgecrest 

23 Rev. Mike Stinson's 2nd anniversary with Chalybeate Springs Baptist 
Church 

24 Church Weekday Education Annual Workshop * Asheboro 

26 Rev. Greg McClain's 1st anniversary with Neill's Creek Baptist Church 
27-28 Operation Yahweh * Charlotte Area 
29 Rev. Tom Lee's 9th anniversary with Broadway Baptist Church 
29-30 SUPPER SUMMER ^99 * Carowinds 

August 

1 Day of Prayer for World Peace 

2 Rev. Donald Rea's 1st anniversary with Trinity Baptist Church 
2-6 Christian Life Week * Caswell 

2-6 Camp Mundo Vista for Girls * GAWeek 

3 Mrs. Kim Davis's birthday ♦ Dunn Second Baptist Church 

4 Rev. Frank Neville's birthday 

6-7 Church Brotherhood Leadership Training * Caraway 

8 Language Missions Day 

8 Rev. Jesse Moone/s birthday ♦ Pastor. Coats Baptist Church 
1 1 Mrs. Caria Stallings' birthday ♦ Baptist Chapel Church 
1 3 Rev. Steve Pegram's 4th anniversary with Westfield Baptist Church 
1 5 Day of Prayer for Students 

1 7 Rev. deny Parson's 2nd anniversary with Holly Springs Baptist Church 

18 Mrs. Brenda Schlink's birthday ♦ Gourd Springs Baptist Church 
20-21 Associatlonal Discipleship Supporters Update * Caraway 

23 Mrs. Margie Pearson's birthday 

29 Rev. Russell Blackmon's birthday ♦ Pastor, Swanns Station Baptist 
Church 



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September 

1 Rev. Jesse Moone/s 7th anniversary with Coats Baptist Church 

5 Dr David Whiteman's birthday ♦ Pastor, Memorial Baptist Church 

6 Mrs. Pam Rea's birthday ♦ Trinity Baptist Church 

6 Labor Day Holiday - LRBA Office Closed 

7 Rev. Ken Dalton's 2nd anniversary with Crossroads Church 

9 Mrs. Lynne Walker's birthday ♦ Kennebec Baptist Church 

10 Rev. Grover Blaclibum's birthday ^ Pastor, Angier Baptist Church 
10-11 Equipping Today's Church * Ridgecrest 

10-11 Music Leadership Training Retreat ^ Caraway 

12-19 Week of Prayer and Special Offering for NO Missions 

13 Ministers' Conference ^ 10:00 am 

13 Associational Council Meeting * LRBA Center * 7:00 pm 

1 4 Mrs. Cassandra IHolt's 5th anniversary with Utile River Baptist Association 
17-18 Caraway I Sunday School Leadership Training * Caraway 

19 Biblical Recorder Day 

21 Rev. Ron Byrd's 4th anniversary with East Erwin Baptist Church 

23 Mrs. Debra Storey's 1st anniversary with Little River Baptist Association 

23 Rev. Grady Edwards' birthday ♦ Pastor, Harmony Baptist Church 

24 Baptist Student Convention * Ridgecrest 

24-25 "Raising a Modem-Day Knight" for boys K-4th grade and their dads * 

Caswell 

30 Mrs. Cathy Byrd's birthday ♦ South Erwin Baptist Church 

October 

1 Rev. A. C. Tatem's 3rd anniversary with New Hope Baptist Church 

I Rev. Ralph Darch's 3rd anniversary with Anderson Creek Baptist Church 
1-2 Equipping Today's Church * Caswell 

3 Rev. Jerry Parsons birthday ♦ Pastor, Holly Springs Baptist Church 

3 Soul Winning Commitment Day 

4 Rev. William Crabtree's birthday ♦ Pastor, Baptist Grove Church 
4-6 Fall Senior Adult Conference * Caraway 

5 Rev. Ronnie Byrd's birthday ♦ Pastor, South EnA^in Baptist Church 
7 Rev. Roy McLamb's birthday ♦ Pastor, Flatwoods Baptist Church 
8-9 Royal Ambassador Leadership Training 

10 Worid Hunger Day 

I I Mrs. Becky Blackburn's birthday ♦ Angier Baptist Church 

11 Ministers' Conference ^ 10:00 am 

12 Mrs. Jan Stinson's birthday ♦ Chalybeate Springs Baptist Church 
14 Mrs. ShanDn Crabtree's birthday ♦ Baptist Grove Church 

17 Rev. Tom Lee's birthday ♦ Pastor, Broadway Baptist Church 

1 8 Rev. Rick Jefferds' 10th anniversary with Oak Grove Baptist Church 
18-19 Innovative Precepts for Church Growth Summit 

18-23 Association-wide Evangelism Rally with Campbell University * Dr. Kim 

22 Mrs. Nancy Blackmon's birthday ♦ Swanns Station Baptist Church 
22-23 Statewide Deacon/Church Leadership Retreat * Caswell 

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25 Mrs. Jane JamTon's d/rt/>day ♦ Macedonia Baptist Church 
25 Mrs. Mildred Lee's birthday ♦ Faith Baptist Church 

25 AssociationaJ Annual Meeting ^ New Hope Baptist Church ^ 
6:55pm 

26 Dr. David Whiteman's 13th anniversary with Memohal Baptist Church 

26 Associatlonal Annual Meeting ^ Rawis Baptist Church ^ 2:55pm & 
5:55pm 

27 Mrs. Sandra Simmons' birthday ♦ Buies Creek First Baptist Church 
29 Rev. Mark Morris's 4th anniversary with Uiiington Baptist Church 

November 

1 NC Baptist Singers' Concert ^ Lincolnton 

1-3 NC Southern Baptist Secretaries Association Conference 

5 Dr Rick Jefferds' birthday ♦ Pastor, Oak Grove Baptist Church 

5-6 NC Baptist HeafthCare Fellowship Annual Meeting 

7 Mrs. Natalie Burden's birthday^ Duncan Baptist Church 
7-13 Royal Ambassador Week in the Churches 

8 Ministers' Conference ^10:00 am 

8 Associationai Council Meeting ^ URBA Center ^ 7:00 pm 
12 Dr Michael Simmon' 4th anniversary with Buies Creek First Baptist 

Church 
12-14 NC Baptist Conference of the Deaf * Caraway 

14 Rev. Standi Baucom's birthday ♦ Pastor, Pleasant Memory Baptist 
Church 

14-17 International Mission Study 

14-21 Weel( of Prayer and Special Offering for NC Baptist Children's 

Homes 
15-17 Baptist State Convention of NC Annual Session * Winston-Salem 
17 Rev. Arthur Tatem's birthday ♦ Pastor, New Hope Baptist Church 
19-21 Fall Youth Evangelism Retreat * Caswell 
25-26 Thanksgiving Holidays ^ LRBA Closed 

28 Mrs. Linda Byrd's birthday ^ East Erwin Baptist Church 
28-Dec. 5 Week of Prayer and Lottie Moon Special Offering for 

International Missions 

December 

1-3 Senior Adult Christmas By The Sea * Caswell 

3-4 African-American Resource Conference ^ Caraway 

5 Rev. Danny Jannon's birthday ♦ Pastor, Macedonia Baptist Church 

5 Mrs, PateyParso/7s'/}/fl/7cyay ♦ Holly Springs Baptist Church 

6-8 Senior Adult Christmas By The Sea * Caswell 

8-10 Senior Adult Christmas By The Sea * Caswell 

12 Mrs. Debra Storey's birthday 

13 Dr Richard Walker's birthday ♦ Pastor, Kennebec Baptist Church 

15 Rev. Steve Pergram's birthday ♦ Pastor, Westfield Baptist Church 
22 Dr Ron Byrd's birthday ♦ Pastor. East Erwin Baptist Church 



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22-24 CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS ^ LRBA Closed '" 

28 Rev. James Taylor's 13th anniversary with Fellowship Baptist Church 
31 Dr Richard Walker's 10th anniversary with Kennebec Baptist Church 
31- Jan. 1 New Year's Eve Exciting Alternative * Caraway 

Christian Action League of North Carolina 
Annual Report 1998 

It is a joy for the Christian Action League of North Carolina to serve the 
churches of this great state. We continue to work to infomn the Christian 
community about the moral issues that face our state and nation. Our goal 
is to address these issues with the principles of God's Word , the 
cornerstone of all truth. 

Christion Values: 

t It was the pleasure of the Christian Action League to be one of the 
sponsors of the Third Annual Christian Heritage Week of North Carolina 
held March 15-22. The League encouraged schools, churches and 
communities to recognize, commemorate and leam about the Christian 
heritage and history of our nation. CAL sponsored a state-wide essay 
contest for high school students (public, private and home schools) and 
presented state winners with awards for excellence, 
t Continued to promote Christian citizenship throughout the churches and 
communities of our state. CAL has distributed over 12,000 copies of the 
Ten Commandments to churches, businesses, schools and homes across 
North Carolina. Promoted Sanctity of Human Life Sunday and the National 
Day of Prayer statewide. 

t Held a Church Leadership Legislative Day on June 23. The purpose of 
this day was to have pastors and church leaders to come together and 
enjoy fellowship, meet and hear some of our legislators and become more 
aware of how state govemment and the legislative process works. 

gambling : 

t Lottery proponents continue in their efforts to bring a state-sponsored 
lottery to North Carolina. CAL monitors these efforts and updates the 
Christian community on lottery information through letters, calls and our fax 
and electronic mail networks. Lawmakers have continued to receive a 
barrage of communications from across the state saying that the lottery Is 
a bad bet for North Carolina. 

$ex Educatipn: 

t Worked with other Christian and pro-family groups to see that the state 



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mandate for Abstinence Until Maniage education is implemented state- 
wide. Also, supported efforts to insure that federal grant money designated 
to promote abstinence education was used properly. Informed citizens and 
legislators conceming attempts to fund school-based clinics in North 
Carolina schools. 

t CAL promoted HB 303 (Ban Partial Birth Abortion). HB 536 (Woman's 
Right To Know Before Abortion) and HB 594 (Fetus Death from Criminal 
Act). We also encouraged lawmakers to maintain funding reductions and 
restrictions on the state abortion fund. These actions have resulted in only 
two qualifying abortions being paid with taxpayer funds in the last two 
years. 

AlCQhQJ' 

t CAL monitored ail legislation conceming alcohol and other drugs. 
Successfully supported efforts to strengthen efforts to strengthen DWI 
laws. Assisted communities in organizing committees to fight alcohol and 
drug use. Worked to defeat legislation that would have approved alcohol 
sales without the vote of the people. Provided awareness, education and 
resource materials related to substance abuse problems to churches, 
communities, ect. CAL will host a national conference in September of the 
American Council on Alcohol Problems. 

Pornography: 

t Promoted and saw ratified SB 452-Local Regulation of Adult 
Establishments. This legislation gives more authority to local communities 
to regulate and control adult entertainment establishments. 

Homosexuality: 

t CAL supports efforts to strengthen the traditional family and continues to 
monitor and inform the public about the activities of those who promote the 
radical homosexual agenda. Successfully, lobbied against legislation that 
would have made homosexuai'ity legal in North Carolina. Offered the video 
"On Wings Like Eagles", the testimony of deliverance from homosexuality 
by Michael Johnston of Kerruso Ministries. 

For A Better North Carolina! 

Submitted By: Joe Lennon & Johnny Henderson 

President & Executive Director of Chris^an Action League ofNC 



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Cooperative Programs/Stewardship Report 



1997-1998 

For the past twelve (12) months the Little River Baptist Association has 
received $4,608,995.00 in non-designated gifts from the churches that 
make up the Little River Baptist Association. In addition these churches 
have given $1 ,768,944 to designated funds within the Association. In the 
same period 40 churches have reported giving to the Cooperative 
Program$357,258.00. This is a good report. The Cooperative Program 
consists of three giving plans; Plan A, Plan B, and Plan C. 

The Cooperative Program continues to be the life-line for most Baptist work 
throughout the State and the World, supporting Missions, Convention, and 
State Programs. The Baptist State Convention has received Cooperative 
Funds totaling $22,409,026.19 from January 3, 1998 through September 
18, 1998. This is a 4.5% increase over the same time last year. In 
addition, churches in North Carolina have given $7,477,278.69 to Foreign 
Missions, $4,654,908.36 to Home Missions, and $600,061.00 to the North 
Carolina Missions Offering (15,65% increase). Churches in North Carolina 
have given $616,734.87 to the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship through the 
Baptist State Convention (9% increase). 

Submitted By: Frank Neville 

Associatlonal Cooperative Programs/Stewardship Rep. 



Council on Christian Higher Education 

Baptist State Convention of North Carolina 
1998 

Chowan College Campbell University Gardner- Webb University Mars Hill College 

1848 1887 1905 1856 

Meredith College Wake Forest University Wingate University 

1891 1834 1896 



The Council on Christian Higher Education was founded by the Convention 

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in 1944. It was established to assist colleges and churches within the 
Convention. The Council does not exercise any authority over the Baptist 
colleges. The competent leadership of trustees, administrators, and faculty 
guide them as they fulfill their missions. It does, however, study and 
recommend to the General Boanj in matters related to Baptist colleges and 
the Baptist State Convention. 

Four men have led the Council as its Executive Director. Claude Gaddy 
served as the Council's founding leader. Harold Cole served briefly. Ben 
Fisher succeeded him. T. Robert Mullinax joined the Council in 1971. 
MuHinax retired this year from the post he has faithfully guided for 27 years. 

The Council and Executive Committee of the General Board Invited Wayne 
D. Wike to t)ecome the Council's fifth leader Wike comes to his post from 
the pastorate. He has served four North Carolina churches as pastor. 

He and his wife, Debbie, are alumni of Gardner-Webb University. In 
addition, he is a graduate of the Southem Baptist Theological Seminary 
and Union Theological Seminary. 

Wike has already served North Carolina Baptists in a number of ways. He 
served on the Committee on Committees, chaired the Committee on 
Nominations, and chaired the General Board Membership Study 
Committee. 

Council members have greatly assisted each one of these leaders through 
the years. The college presidents, provosts, and chairmen of Boards of 
Trustees, along with an equal number of General Board members, serve 
as members of the Council. 

The strength of the Council lies in its voluntary concept of community rather 
than competition. The Council has proven to be a mediating influence In 
relating the colleges to each other, to the church, and to the Convention. 

The Council is currently involved in strategy planning. It is seeking to 
prepare for the new millennium. The future holds great promise. The 
Council and its member colleges want to be prepared for it. The Baptist 
churches in North Carolina will benefit as a result. 

Disaster Recovery Report 1998 

The Disaster Recovery Team has been busy again this year. While we are 
eager to serve and help those in need, we are thankful that devastation like 
Hurricane Fran brought two years ago did not happen In NC this year. 



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The team responded to a call to go to Mayodan and StonevHIe, North 
Carolina after tornadoes ravaged the area. The dedication of our team 
members is tremendous! I received a call from the regional director at 
10:00pm on Saturday, March 21st. A short hour later, I had six members 
who said they would be ready to go out at 6:00am Sunday moming, some 
of whom had to get replacements for their roles as Sunday School 
teachers. 

The number of Disaster Recovery Team members has increased slightly, 
and of those members, 30 have become certified through state and 
regional training exercises. 

Some of the Team Members led a chain saw safety course for the Raleigh 
Associational Training this year and attended the Regional 4 Training this 
September. Also, members assisted in the construction of a Spanish 
Mission in Siler City. 

We respond because we believe that the GOSPEL calls us into ACTION! 
Won't you join us this year? 

Submitted By: Marion Hobbs 

Associational Disaster Recovery Director 

Discipleship Training 

The LIFE Support Network this year has sponsored several support 
groups. Last fall, we had a Moving Beyond Your Past group made up of 
people who had already worked through Making Peace \Mth Your Past. 
Another Making Peace group began in February and concluded in August. 
In October, we are beginning two new Making Peace groups, one for 
Hillmon Grove Baptist Church and one for Second Baptist Church of Dunn. 
We hope to begin another group in January or Febmary. 

Making Peace With Your Past and Moving Beyond Your Past help people 
to grow in their ability to receive and give love in their present relationships 
in healthy ways. These relationships include those with family, friends, and 
God. People are helped to deal spiritually and emotionally with personal 
issues which make enjoying supportive, love relationships difficult for them. 
For more infonnation, call David Oyster at (919) 258-3103. 

The Associational Bible Drill in March had thirty-eight children and nine 
youth representing eight churches participate. All did well, and most went 
on to the State Bible Drill. We had one youth go on to the second level 
State Bible Drill. We are sorry to see Billy Wicker resign as Associational 
Bible Drill Director. He and his wife Shirley have done an outstanding job 

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for several years. This coming year, we are looking forward to the capable 
leadership of Ruby Babb and Georgia Lee Brown for the Children's Bible 
Drill, and of Kathy Crenshaw for the Youth Bible Drill and Youth Speakers' 
Tournament. We would like to encourage more churches to participate in 
the Bible Drills and Speakers' Tournament. The children and youth receive 
much valuable training which they will use for the rest of their lives. 

In September, we tried to hold a workshop on "Restoring the Blessing". 
This workshop would have taught how parents could use the Old 
Testament model of the father's blessing and that of Jesus' blessing 
children as one way to help their children develop a healthy sense of self- 
worth based ultimately on the love, forgiveness and acceptance of God in 
Jesus Christ as communicated through the love and acceptance of the 
parents. We are very disappointed that this workshop had to be canceled 
due to lack of registrations. 

The Great Commission is for us to make disciples. The process of 
making disciples begins with evangelism and continues throughout the 
Christian's life. Is your church making disciples who are growing in love, 
experiencing a daily walk with Jesus, experiencing His grace in every 
aspect of life, witnessing in the power of the Holy Spirit, and ministering to 
peoples' needs according to God's call and giftedness? If we want 
different results, we have to do something different. If you would like to 
discuss how your church may improve its disciplemaking, give us a call. 

Submitted By: Dovid Oyster 

Associational Discipleship Training Ctiaimian 

Evangelism Report 

It has been my privilege to serve this year with Don Needham and Rev. 
Russell Blackmon on your Evangelism Committee. It was a good year in 
terms of our attempt to reach the youth of our area. On Saturday evening, 
July 17, our association sponsored our second annual youth rally on the 
campus of Campbell University. With the help and support of several of 
our youth ministers and associational staff, we were able to publicize the 
event well. The musical evangelism team "Witness" from the Baptist State 
Convention of North Carolina was our featured program again this year. 
The Little River Baptist Association Baptist Men and Baptist Women were 
able to get Coca Cola to provide free drinks for the approximately 150 who 
attended the concert. Everyone there seemed to enjoy the music and the 
testimonies. Although no professions of faith were registered, a few came 
forward in rededication. Of course, we have no way of knowing how many 

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other decisions might have been made at a latter time. 

One of the reasons we invited Witness to be with us again this year, beside 
the fact they do an excellent job in sharing the gospel, is that many of our 
smaller churches may not have the opportunity outside of Super Summer 
at Carowinds, to have their youth hear this wonderful group of Christian 
college students. In addition, it provides both an opportunity to invite 
unchurched youth to a Christian concert and for our church youth to have 
a time and place to fellowship together. 

Next year, we hope to sponsor another summer youth rally. In addition, we 
want to encourage our churches to join with Campbell University in 
sponsoring an evangelistic crusade led by Dr. Billy Kim, an intemational 
evangelist from South Korea. Dr. Kim had the opportunity to interpret the 
messages of Dr. Billy Graham during his last crusade in Seoul. 

Thank you for your support and your prayers this year and for the new 
associational year as we go forward together for Christ. 

Submitted By: Michoet Simmons 

Associational Evangelism Director 

LRBA Growth Endowment For Missions 

Annual Report 1998 

Our Endowment for Missions has grown to $6,277.58 and is off the ground 
and growing. Some churches are already putting the Endowment for 
Missions in their annual budget, and others are considering it. When we 
get to point that 100% of our churches are participating, we will grow much 
faster and will not take too much from each church to give significant funds 
for mission projects. Then the day will come when our Association will be 
one of the strongest in the state BECAUSE we will be able to do the most 
for missions. Remember that our fund will double about every 20 years 
because of the way it is invested. 

Some our people are beginning to put missions in their wills and trust 
funds. One of these funds, the Charitable Remainder Trust, allows mama 
and papa to receive 7% of the value of the fund per year from a gift of non- 
income producing property, let the children receive 7% for 20 more years, 
and then let the fund help support missions for ever and ever. This can 
produce a tax saving now and a way to add to the Lord's work as time 
moves on. Those who are using it like it. 

Call one of your Endowment trustees or Bill Overby at the NC Baptist 
Foundation (800) 521-7334 or Dr. Baice Blackmon (910) 893-3543. 

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LRBA Baptist Foundation Trustees 
Earl Esslinger t 910-893-5321 Barry Hoyle t 910-891-1047 

EarlJones 1 910-893-3523 George Simmons t 910-499-6423 

Marshall WoodaH t 910-893-4349 Jim Randolph t 910-499-4882 

Dan Deaton 1 910-893^282 



A Memorial Meditation 

John 11:25-26 I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in 
Me shall live even if He dies , and everyone who lives and believes in Me 
shall never die. Do you believe this? 

These are tender words of love that Jesus shared with Martha upon the 
death of her brother, Lazarus. Our Lord had a special relationship with this 
family. Mary, Martha, and Lazarus were His dear friends. We can 
understand why Jesus was so moved that He wept with this family. 

Our dear family members and friends are precious gifts from above. 
Through these precious ones, God touches our lives in love. In our time 
of loss, Jesus comes to us in love and gives His assurance of everlasting 
life. 

Listed below are the names of God's gifts to us. Their lives touched our 
lives in special and unique ways. Jesus has called them home, but our 
memories of them will last for a long, long, time. We thank our Lord for His 
gift to us. We praise Him for using them in the work of His kingdom. We 
can rejoice in knowing that He is the resurrection and the life. 



Angier 

Mr. Bruce B. Bullock 
Mr. Jimmie D. BuHard 
Mrs. Joanna P. Dupree 
Mrs. Myrtle C. Earp 
Mrs. Edna H. Starling 
Mrs. Mabel Stephens 
Mrs. Audrey M. Talton 
Mrs. Ina D. Tippett 

Antioch 

Miss Bertie Ragland 
Mr. Nell Collins 
Mr. Walter Rouse 
Mrs. Jesse Thomas 



Mr. Hoyle Byrd 
Mrs. Margaret Stewart 
Mrs. Dorothy Thomas 
Mr. John Page 
Mrs. Beria Babb 
Mr. Frank Walls 
Mrs. Alberta Upchurch 
Mrs. AHegra Patterson 
Mr. Wilbert Brown 
Mr. Arnold Collins 
Miss Thelma Matthews 
Mr. Eldon Sloan, Sr. 
Mrs. Annie O'Quinn 
Mrs. Evelyn Walls 



Mr. Earl Brown 

Baptist Grove 

Mrs. Alva Dean 
Mrs. Roxle Jarmon 
Mr. Melvin Rogers 

Broadway 

Mr. Loyce Johnson 
Mrs. Rosie Boggs 
Mrs. Lillie Buchanan 

Buies Creek First 

Mr. Preston Butts 
Mr. Fred Flowers 
Mr. Gerald Johnson 
Mrs. Elizabeth Pulley 
Mr. Rodney Stewart 



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1. Little River Baptist Center 

2. Anderson Creek 

3. Angier 

4. Antioch 

5. Baptist Chapel ^ 

6. Baptist Grove 

7. Broadway 

8. Buies Creek, First 

9. Calvary 

10. Chalybeate Springs 

11. Coats 

12. Crestview 

13. Crossroads 

14. Duncan 

15. Dunn, First j 

16. Dunn, Second 

17. East Erwin 

18. Erwin, First 

19. Faith 

20. Fellowship 

21. Flatwoods 

22. Friendship 

23. Gourd Springs 

24. Harmony 



25. 


Hillmon Grove 


26. 


Holly Springs 


27. 


International Community 


28. 


Kennebec 


29. 


Lillington 


30. 


Macedonia 


31. 


Memorial 


32. 


Neill's Creek 


33. 


New Hope 


34. 


North Clinton Avenue 


35. 


Oak Grove 


36. 


Piney Grove Chapel 


37. 


Pleasant Memory 


38. 


Rawls 


39. 


Renewed Faith 


40. 


South Erwin 


41. 


Swanns Station 


42. 


Trinity 


43. 


Westfield 




Mrs. Patsy West 

Calvary 

Mr. Fred McDonald 
Mr. Donald Holder 
Mrs. Ada Goodwin 
Mr. Jackie Farmer 
Mr. Ricky Barefoot 

Chalybeate Springs 

Mr. James E. Lewis 
Mr. George R. Wells 
Mrs. Louise Overby 
Mr. Robert P. Belville 

Coats 

Mrs. Edna Beasley 
Mrs. Dorothy Gregory 
Mrs. Nannie Joyner 
Mr. Grady Matthews 
Mrs. Mildred Talton 

Duncan 

Mr. Larry Ck)ats 
Mrs. Lee Annie Griffin 

Dunn First 

Mrs. Myrtle S. Alfred 
Mrs. Henrietta Barnes 
Mrs. Hermie B. Barrett 
Mrs. Audrey T. Ennis 
Mrs. Lovie C. Farthing 
Mrs. Eunice F. Grimes 
Mr. Jack Hayes 
Mr. William T. Newton 



Mrs. Emma Ann Ruark 
Mrs. Ruth E. White 

East Erwin 

Mr. Walter Norris 

Erwin First 

Mrs. Peari Leonard 
Mrs. Bessie Lucas 
Mr. Wlllard McCaskill 
Mrs. Lola Patterson 
Mrs. Margaret Glover 

Faith 

Mr. Worth Collins 

Friendship 

Mrs. Alice Newton 
Mrs. Viola Graves 
Mr. Layton Parker 



Harmony 

Mrs. Virginia Morgan 
Mrs. Wreath W. Lanier 
Mrs. Mary M. Lanier 
Mr. James H. Butts 

Hillmon Grove 

Mrs. Hazel Massey 

Holly Springs 

Mrs. Bieeka Sellers 
Mrs. Louise McNeill 
Mrs. Leona Wilson 
*Mr. Curtis McNeill 
Mrs. Betty McAuley 
Mr. Lathan Patterson 
Mr. James Wilson 
Mrs. Carol Patterson 
Mrs. Faye Cotton 
Mrs. Lomie Coleman 
Mrs. Beverly Buchanan 
Mr. Wayne McDonald 

Kennebec 

Mrs. Ruby Bowden 
Miss Sarah Fish 
Mrs. Daisy McGee 
Mr. Edward McLeod 
Mrs. Alice Olive 
Mrs. Helen Senter 
Mr. John Sloan 

Liltington 

Mr. Joe Allen 
Mrs. Helen Bumshire 
Mr. Thelbert Dean 
Rev. Lincoln Faulk 
Mrs. Winfred B. Fuller 
Mrs. Flora O'Quinn 
Mr. Robert Partner 
Mrs. Lizzie Puryear 
Mrs. Miriam Rigby 
Mr. Meredith Senter 
Mr. George Turilngton 
Mrs. Martha Winston 
Mr. Cari Womble 
Mr. Max Womble 

Macedonia 

Mrs. Ilia O'Connell 
Mr. Roy Weathers 

N. Clinton Avenue 

Mr. Stephen Tumer 
Mrs. Clara Jones 
Mrs. Lena Jones 



Mr. James Edwards 

Piney Grove Chapel 

Mr. Willie D. Bennett 
Mrs. Polly Butler 
Mr. James Pardue 
Mr. J. C. Honeycutt 

Pleasant Memory 

Mrs. Betty B Johnson 

Rawls 

Mrs. Maytie Gardner 
Mr. Bobby Anderson 
Mr. William L. Smith 
Mrs. Evelyn Bradley 
Mrs. Mavis Tart 

Swanns Station 

Mrs. Vanie W. Perkins 

Mrs. Marguerete Lamm 
Mrs. Lee (Leatha) Lamm 

Trinity 

Mrs. Eloise Bell 
Mrs. Brookie Smith 
*Deacon 




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MIsion HIspana De Bules Creek Report 1998 

This year we started slow because of the rain. The crops were delayed, 
and the migrant workers were delayed as well. By mid-May, we started 
picking up on members and those that were interested in coming to the 
Spanish mission. 

Our main driver this year was my brother-in-law, Jerry Glasgow. His 
assistants were Steve Davey, Cathy Mercado, and myself. Our teacher 
was Sheryl Davey. Our Sunday School teacher for the children was Cathy 
Mercado. Our attendance was up and down. Some Sundays we had over 
20 attending. Our services went well, and there was no profession of faith 
so far this year. 

Our Fiesta was conducted on August 16, 1998 at Campbell University 
grounds this year. We had over 20 to participate. The children competed 
in many games. Games ranged from watermelon toss to watermelon seed 
spitting contest. The children events ended with the main attraction, the 
pinta. 

The adults competed in different events from 4-on-4 volleyball to 
watermelon eating contest. After the games were over everyone went to 
the Spanish Mission for the awards ceremony. Everyone left the mission 
with medallions or trophies. Everyone was a winner! 

Plaques were handed out to my volunteers staff this year for a job well 
done. Plaques for the Little River Baptist Association and Coats Baptist 
Church were purchased to show these two organizations our appreciation 
for their support of the Spanish Mission. 

We look forward to next year, and if it's the Lord's will the Spanish Mission 
will go on. To God Be The Glory! 

Submitted By: J. T. Mercado 
Pastor of Mision Hispana De Buies Creek 



Hispanic Ministry Financial Report 

January 1, 1998 - September 30, 1998 

Budgeted Line Item Budgeted Year-To-Date 

210 Local Missions 

211 LocalMinistries 500.00 [ 484.76 

220 Personnel and Personnel Expenses 

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223 A. Cash Salary 1 ,200.00 1 ,200.00 

B. Housing Allowance 3,300.00 3,300.00 

230 Organizational Expenses 

231 Bible Study Materials 300.00 299.94 
& Worship Aids 

240 Building Operations 

241 Utilities ^ 1,200.00 , 1344.12 

243 Maintenance 400.00 340.95 

244 Office Supplies 150.00 153.92 

250 Miscellaneous 

251 Miscellaneous Expenses 200.00 196.08 

TOTALS 7.250.00 6,081.29 

* = (Dec. 97 Professional & Travel reimbursements) 

Balance Forwarded 97 +3,911.99 Deposits - Churches: 

Deposits - Churches +2,020.01 Swanns Station 1,200.00 

Deposits - LRBA +1,827.50 Chalybeate Springs 250.00 

Less Accounts Payable -7,319.77 Memorial 500.00 

*Carry-over from last year -239.73 Piney Grove Chapel 6.01 

TOTAL (+)200.00 Church Offering 12/97 64.00 



Moderator and Executive Committee Report 
"Living ttie Faith: Sharing His Love" 

With excitement and optimism Inspired by the Holy Spirit, we look forward 
to working together in the Little River Baptist Association to accomplish the 
above mission during the coming year. The immeasurable good and the 
wonderful works achieved by the devoted workers, our Christian brothers 
and sisters in the past, will be the standard we seek to emulate in the 
future. For 122 years the Little River Baptist Association has been growing 
in the Lord. What a joy to see what has been done. As we approach the 
21^ Century, what a thrill to think of what is yet to come. 



Submitted By: Jim Randolph 

Associational Moderator 



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NC Baptist Hospitals, Inc. 
Hospital Celebrates 75 Years of Service 



In May 1998 the NC Baptist Hospitals, Inc. celebrated 75 years of service 
to the community and the region. During these years the hospital has 
been faithful to the vision the NC Baptist State Convention had when the 
hospital was birthed: to extend the healing ministry which was 
demonstrated by Jesus Christ. Many challenges have been faced through 
these years, but the commitment to compassionately strive for innovative 
excellence has remained the same. 

Baptist Benevolent Care Fund - Through the Mother's Day Offering this 
annual ingathering of love was approved by the Baptist State Convention 
of NC in 1924. In 1997 the MDO amounted to $500,747. It was used 
exclusively to help patients who had little or no health care insurance or no 
other financial means to pay their hospital bills. Well over $200,000 was 
used to assist members of our Baptist Churches in NC. 

Division of Pastoral Care ~ During the year the chaplains and staff of the 
Pastoral Care Department provide worship services in Davis memorial 
Chapel on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday for patients and family 
members. There are now 13 Christian counseling centers located in 
strategic areas across the state. During the year these professionally 
staffed centers will provide over 26,000 hours of counseling. Programs 
and assistance offered to churches include: Consultation, Intentional 
Interim Ministry, and Leadership development. Resources for ministers 
include: Young Leaders Program, Tuming Point, Interim Ministry training, 
and Intentional Interim Ministry training. 

Facts about Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center -- With 
more than 10,000 employees, four restaurants, two banks and a post 
office. Building strong relationships with community hospitals and other 
academic medical centers was a hallmark of the past year. Hospital and 
clinic affiliations grew to 22 by December *97. 

Points of Emphasis and Progress - ALS CENTER - Wake Forest 
University Baptist Medical center has opened a specialized center to 
provide coordinated care for patients with amyotrophic lateral 
sclerosis(ALS), often referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease. The Medical 



Center's ALS program is the only center in western NC devoted to ALS 
patients. TRAUMA CENTER - The Medical Center has the designated 
Level I trauma center for northwest NC. In the trauma center our goal is 
for the patient who needs surgery to be in an operating room 10 minutes 
after amving at the Emergency Department. Surgeons, anesthesiologists 
and staff remain on duty 24 hours a day to handle such emergencies. 
TOPS IN RESEARCH - According to a report in the Febmary 1997 issue 
of Applied Clinical Trials, Wake Forest University School of Medicine 
ranked in the top 10 U. S. Clinical research institutions. RANKED AMONG 
THE NATION'S BEST - The NC Baptist Hospitals, Inc. is among the 
nation's best hospitals in nine of 17 specialties, according to the ranking 
published in the July 1998 issue of U. S. News & World Report. 

For three-quarters of a century, we have sought to carry out this ministry 
of healing with compassion and integrity. Those who come here for care 
expect outcomes unachievable elsewhere. We must constantly rise to 
meet and exceed this expectation. Every patient and family member has 
a right to expect from us excellence in health care delivered with 
compassion. 

For more information, contact one of our operators at (336) 716-201 1 . To 
make an appointment with a physician, contact HEALTH-ON-CALL AT 
(800)446-2255. 

Submitted By: Roger Johnson 

, Associational Baptist Hospital Rep. 



NORTH CAROLINA/SOUTH AFRICA PARTNERSHIP 

1998 

The Little River Baptist Association received several requests for 
involvement in this partnership. The first step was to call for interested 
persons, who met and discussed their gifts, availability, and requests. It 
was determined to pursue project SA229 which reads as follows: 

Job Title: Constmction, Evangelism, VBS, Deacon Training 
Description: Need some able-bodied men to help with the construction 
of the first building for this new church. The property has already been 
purchased. The building material will cost app. $8,000.00. Some help in 
terms of matching dollars for Rand would be helpful, but not required. The 
church is raising money to cover some expenses. Four or five people to 



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conduct a VBS are needed to work with children and youth. One person 
(Dan Deaton) is requested to conduct deacon training with the nnlssion 
church and the mother church(Laudiam). Each person will have 
opportunity for personal evangelism, and the men can preach both 
Sundays in both the mission and the mother church. 

This mission project was presented to the Associational Executive 
Committee and adopted. Notification of the mission and request for team 
members was made throughout all LRBA churches. To date, nine persons 
have committed to this call. The team Is cunrently preparing to be on the 
South African mission field November 5 - 20, 1998. 

It was further presented at a later LRBA Executive Committee meeting that 
the offering of the association's Annual Meeting be designated for the 
building fund of this mission, which will convert $1 to 5.8 Rand to date, the 
motion was adopted. 

Updated news from South Africa includes: nightly evangelism services are 
planned throughout the mission dates; construction on church building is 
up to roof line with team anticipating roofing, plaster & tile work, pouring 
cement floor, and electrical installation;— 

We have much to thank God for in this mission opportunity. Thank each 
of you for your prayers. Please continue supporting this partnership with 
prayer throughout the upcoming weeks and year. 

Prayer Requests: 

♦ Thanking and praising God for IHis work and blessings. 

♦ Tliat souls may be touched and persons saved through our 
witness for Christ. 

♦ For the missionaries and their families who are on the field full- 
time: Roy & Shirley Smith, fonverly ofSanford, NC. 

♦ For Pastor Chin Reddy & wife Kamela, of Laudium, S. Africa 

♦ For the mother church at Laudium & its mission, Lotus Gardens 

♦ That God would continue to lead both the LRBA & its 
individuals into future partnership mission projects according to 
His will and purposes. 

Submitted By: Alice J. Davis 
Partnership Coordinator 
SAZ29 Team Members for 1998 

Daniel Deaton Collett Davis Christopher Wroten 

Dorothy Barham Alice Davis Russell Blackmon 
Robert Dillingham Jeffery Cagle Lucy Thomas 



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Commissioning Service at Annual Meeting 

TEXT: Matthew 28: 18-20 

At this time in our annual meeting we are gathered together for a very important and 
historic occasion, the commissioning of nine (9) of our members who have answered 
the call of God to go to South Africa to share their faith in Christ Jesus in word and 
deed. Some time ago, the NC Baptist State Convention entered into a partnership 
agreement with Baptists in South Africa to help them evangelize their country, to 
train their leaders, and build churches. Similar to the vision Paul experienced of a 
man from Macedonia calling out, "Come over here and help us." Little River Baptists 
have heard the cry of our Christian brothers and sisters in South Africa through our 
State Convention to come and help. What are we to do? Perhaps the job title sent 
to us, says it best. Able bodied people are needed to help with the constmction of 
the first building for a new church. Though the property has already been 
purchased, we are to try to help raise $8,000.0 to purchase the building materials 
necessary for the job. We are to build a building, conduct Vacation Bible School for 
children and youth, train their deacons, and preach in the mother church. All of this 
is in addition to doing personal evangelism. This is a tall order. Why do we want to 
take on such a task? How can we do it? Who will do it? Let me attempt to answer 
these questions in the next few moments. 

Why? Because we love the Lord, and we want to be obedient to him and to his 
Great Commission. How? Through much prayer and by working and giving 
together. Who? All of us praying, all of us giving, and those who can, going. We 
have already received an offering, but you can still give. We have been praying and 
we will continue to pray for the task before us. Who? Nine from among us who 
said, "I will go." Those nine are Jeffery Cagle, Dorothy Barham, Russell Blackmon, 
Alice Davis, Collett Davis, Daniel Deaton, Robert Dillingham, Lucy Thomas, and 
Chris Wroten. They are the missionaries of the Little River Baptist Association, our 
missionaries. Chris is unable to be here tonight He is leading in revival services 
and sharing the gospel of our Lord. 

In eariy church when Paul and Barnabas were sent out on their first missionary 
journey, they were set aside by the church for the task before them. Likewise, we 
are here tonight to set aside and commission our missionaries for the South African 
journey. To you who are going to South Africa: In the name of the Lord Jesus and 
of the Association, I charge you to be faithful to your labor of your hands, the 
instruction you give, and the testimonies you share, say not only to the Christians 
with whom you will work, but also the lost your are trying to reach, that God Is love, 
that Jesus is Lord, and that Christians care about the needs of others, no matter 
where they live. . . 

Likewise, in the name of the Lord Jesus, I charge you; indeed. I charge all of us, to 
be faithful in the support of these who go out from among us to share the gospel. 
I charge you to pray from them, encourage them, and to make the financial 
commitment necessary to provide for their work. I further charge you to pray for the 
people of South Africa, particulariy for those whose lives will be touched by these we 
send to minister with them and to them. 

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Jeffery, Dorothy, Russell, Alice, Collett, Dan , Robert, and Lucy. You have already 
made the commitment to go to South Africa. Now, as an outward expression of that 
commitment and of your acceptance of the charge given to you by our Lord and this 
Association, you will please rise, come to the front of the sanctuary and t>e seated 
on the first pew. 

Now, if you, the members of the Little River Baptist Association, accept the charge 
given to you tonight and pledge your support of these we send out from among us, 
you will please stand for the commissioning prayer. After the prayer, I would like for 
the pastor, mission leaders, or at least one representative of each church present 
to come and lay hands on our missionaries as a sign of our setting them apart for 
the South African mission journey. 

Presented at the Annuo! Meeting by: Dr. Michael Simmons 

PLACE AND PREACHERS COMMITTEE REPORT 

1999 Monday, October 25 will be held at New Hope Baptist 
Church in Spring Lake 

Tuesday, October 26 will be held at Rawls Baptist Church 
in Fuquay- Varina 

2000 Monday, October 23 will be held at N. Clinton Avenue 
Baptist Church in Dunn 

Tuesday, October 24 Will be held at l-larmony Baptist 
- Church in Bunnlevel 

2001 Monday, October 22 will be held at Neill's Creek Baptist 
Church \r\ Angier 

Tuesday, October 23 Will be held at Antioch Baptist 
Church In Mamers 

Senior Adult Ministry 

The Mission Statement: To establish a network of Senior Adults to share 
the joy of Christ across Harnett County. 

A survey revealed active groups in 14 churches. From these 20 
representatives met to plan our Senior Adult Ministry. An Associational 
Senior Adult Day was observed May 18, 1998 at New Hope Baptist 

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Church. Fifty-one persons representing nine churches shared this 
fellowship. A panel of five told us some of the ideas and activities used by 
their groups. After lunch we enjoyed "home grown" entertainment and 
door prizes. Upcoming associational and state sponsored opportunities 
were announced. The 1999 Senior Day will be held at Friendship Baptist 
Church in Bunnlevel. < 

We continue to try to include our homebound members. Hopefully, this 
ministry will become an active program in other churches. For more 
Infomnation, please feel free to call me at (910)893-3136. 

Submitted By: Joyce Puiliom 

Senior Adult Ministry Director 



The 123"* Session of the Little River Baptist Association 

Coats Baptist Church 

October 27, 1998 

Resolution of Appreciation 

WHEREAS, the Little River Baptist Association called Mr. Jim Randolph to 
serve as its Vice-Moderator and Moderator during the years of 1994 
through 1998. and 

WHEREAS, Mr. Randolph has demonstrated exemplary laity role- 
modeling in both this association and as Chairman of Deacons at Hillmon 
Grove Baptist Church, and 

WHEREAS, these exemplary actions include such Items as: faithful 
attendance at meetings, visitation to pastors, optimistic shared vision for 
future ministries, bold aggressive leadership conceming new church starts 
within LRBA, and wise counsel to our Director of Missions, 

BE IT RESOLVED, that we, the messengers of the 123"^ Annual Session 
of the Little River Baptist Association meeting this day, October 27, 1998 
at Coats Baptist Church, do recognize Mr. Jim Randolph as a man of faith 
serving in the highest level of lay servant leadership, and do hereby 
express our deepest appreciation. 



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Resolution of Appreciation 



WHEREAS, God, in His Word, continually admonishes His people to grow 
in Christiikeness and to be faithful in their efforts to reach the world for 
Jesus Christ, and 

WHEREAS, the Little River Baptist Association has joined with the Baptist 
Foundation to establish a "Growth Endowment," enabling both Inward and 
outward growth for its participants, and 

WHEREAS, one man has been the originator, document writer, chief 
promoter, and enlister, hereby establishing a channel for persons to 
support mission work In LRBA, and 

WHEREAS, our association will long benefit from the vision, persistence, 
creativity, and magnetism necessary for this economic foundation which 
has been laid to ensure mission development both now and for the future, 

BE IT RESOLVED, that we, the messengers of the 123"* Annual Session 
of the Little River Baptist Association meeting this day, October 27, 1998 
at Coats Baptist Church, express admiration and indebtedness to Dr. 
Bmce Blackmon, as we see his vision being carried out to increase the role 
of Christ Jesus in the LRBA long after we all have finished our lives on this 
earth. 

Won\an's Missionary Union Annual Report 

What an exciting year we have had in WMU in our association. We sense 
a lot of enthusiasm among our women, and we praise God for that. We 
had set two main goals for our WMU this past year; one was to keep our 
women better informed, and the other was to try to start new groups. We 
are thankful to God that we can say that we believe we have met both 
those goals. 

In the fall of 1997, we began a newsletter that is sent to all churches. Our 
attempt is to keep everyone informed and encouraged at the same time. 
WMU RIPPLES From Little River Baptist Association is the channel for 
our different groups to share ideas, ministries, and other helps. During the 
year, there were at least seven new groups started. We also teamed from 
the State WMU office that Little River WMU was one of the few 
associations that had an increase in membership. For all of this, we praise 
God and thank the women of our association. 

In keeping with the ministry theme for WMU in 1998/99, we had a Cultural 

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Diversity celet)ration at wfiich we met and shared with women of other 
races. We were also blessed at our annual meeting to have several 
women of other nationalities share with us something of their cultures. Our 
GA's had two very special rallies with fun, fellowship, and lots of mission 
involvement, too. 

The women of Little River Association are always ready to prepare items 
for needy people, and this year that included over 700 pairs of socks for 
the Women's Prison, 178 coats for Korean children, health kits for Migrant 
children, and medical kits for the Belarussian children. These things were 
planned for the whole association, but in each church, the women are busy 
with mission study, teaching missions, praying for needs and for 
missionaries, and getting involved in all kinds of mission activities. 

Every year our annual Prayer Retreat is a highlight for our women, and 
this year was no exception. Approximately 130 women met at Caraway 
where Phyllis Elliott led us in a time of refreshing and renewal. Our 
Pastor's Appreciation Banquet and Baptist Women's Day of Prayer 
emphasis were other very special times during the year. 

Our women have been busy, and we are thankful. But, there is yet much 
to be done, so it is still our prayer that we can involve more of our children, 
girls, and women in the greatest task ever given that of winning a world to 
our Lord Jesus Christ. That is our desire and our invitation to others to 
come join us in the task. 

Submitted By: Dorothy Bar horn 

Associational WMU Director 

World Mission Report 

"Wonder Woridng Power" is the theme for this year's Annual Report for the 
Intemational Mission Board. God is moving among all the peoples of the 
worid. This is evident every day as missionaries of the 1MB move into 
areas never before reached by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 

For the first time, the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering topped the $100 
million mari^; for the first time, 17,000 volunteers joined the missionaries on 
projects overseas. The continued work of 4,249 overseas personnel 
resulted in 283,100 baptisms, 62,920 total churches and missions, and 
4,112,181 members in 127 countries. 

The Intemational Mission Board Is now focusing much of Its efforts on "The 
Last Frontier," an area that contains 30% of the worid's least evangelized 

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peoples on the earth and less than 5% of alt mission work. 

"Look at the nations and watch and be utterly amazed. For I am going 
to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you 
were told* (Habakkuk 1:5 NIV). God has chosen to Involve His people to 
do His work. He empowers us to go to other nations to be a living example 
of Jesus Christ, spreading the good news of salvation, and He burdens us 
to give and to pray so that others may go. 

As we look at what God is also doing here In our own America, the North 
American Mission Board reports neariy 5,000 NAMB personnel in the U. 
S., its territories and Canada. Their work is supported by more than 2,500 
SBC -endorsed chaplains and 100,000 adult and student volunteers who 
make significant contributions in starting churches, evangelism and 
disaster relief. 

More than one-third of NAMB's financial support comes from the annual 
Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions, and 100% 
of the offering goes to support missionaries on the field. The 1997 offering 
was the largest ever received at more than $41 million. 

Also crucial to NAMB's work is the $34 million that comes from the SBC 
Cooperative Program which funds six seminaries, 4,000 + intemational 
missionaries, and other national programs. 

Last year Southem Baptists baptized over 412,000 people, neariy 9% 
more than in the previous year. However, an estimated 200 million people 
In the U. S. and Canada still do not know Jesus Christ as Savior. The 
agency provides assistance to churches, associations and state 
conventions in soul-winning training, interfaith witness, and church and 
community evangelistic events. 

Southem Baptists have started neariy 1,500 new churches every year for 
several years, and did so again last year, but we are still not keeping pace 
with the population growth. Our prayer is that God will work His "Wonder 
Working Power" also here in our beloved country, as His spirit continues 
to move upon His people. 

Submitted By: Vivian Simpson 

Intemational Missions Board Rep. 



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1998 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOLS REPORT 



Churches Professions Enroll Avg. Att. Offering Achievement 



Standard 
Standanj 

Standard 
Standard 
Standard 



Standard 



Anderson Creek 1 50 50 ^ 

Angier 230 181 $395.00 

Antioch 14 279 204 *$956.72 

Baptist Chapel 116 116 

Baptist Grove 92 85 $480.00 

Broadway 1 68 57 

Buies Creek First 107 99 $80.86 

Calvary 1 103 74 $192.56 

Chalybeate Springs 1 79 60 *$ 68.93 

Coats 74 74 $ 27.05 

Crossroads 15 110 90 *$1 80.00 

Duncan 80 80 

Dunn First 130 127 

East Erwin 60 60 

Erwin First 42 38 

Faith 71 59 

Fellowship 56 315 202 

Bac^kyard 6 48 33 

Flatwoods 68 54 

Friendship 50 46 

Gourd Springs 89 89 

Hillmon Grove 8 260 196 

Backyard 9 7 

Holly Springs 3 170 163 

Kennebec 131 151 

Lillington 7 81 94 

Mission 1 16 14 

Mission 10 28 28 

Macedonia 60 60 

Memorial 140 140 

Neill's Creek 90 78 $191.50 

New Hope 83 70 $153.17 

N. Clinton Avenue 2 96 96 *$ 61.19 

Oak Grove 57 57 

Piney Grove Chapel 88 77 *$3 11.30 

Rawls 70 54 

Renewed Faith 28 42 $11.25 

South EnA/in 70 50 *$104.91 

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School this year. 

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Associationol VBS Leadership Team 98 

Theme for 1998: Star Quest 

A GaUxcfic of ^ood News Adventure 

Director Kim Hendrick 

Adult Roy McUmb 

Youth Cynthia Spivey 

Children Rhonda Horinka 

Preschool Lisa Foreman 

Backyard Bible/Mission Jan Stinson 

Music Sandra Taylor 

Date: April 30, 1998 

Hosting Church: Westfield Baptist Church, Dunn 

Number of churches represented: 22 

Total attending: 118 

Number of professions of faith for 1998 VBS*s: 134 

Church VBS Director for 1998 

Anderson Creek Shirley Darch 

Angler Clara Young 

Antioch Phyllis Thomas <& Sharon Stewart 

Baptist Chapel Wendy Hunter 

Baptist Grove Jennifer Anderson 

Broadway Susan Thomas 

Buies Creek First Kim Ballard 

Calvary Doris Barefoot 

Chalybeate Springs Rhonda Horinka 

Coats Tammy Heats 

Crossroads Vanessa Dalton 

Dunn First Jenny White A Kathy Ferrell 

East Erwin Carolyn Dorman 

Erwin First Michael Cox 

Faith Donna Lee 



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Fellowship Sandra Taylor 

Flatwoods Margaret McKinnley 

Friendship Edna Ladner 

Gourd Springs Sharon Allen A Pam Rollins 

Hilln^on Srove Becky Wroten 

Hillmon Grove Backyard Michelle Young 

Holly Springs Susan Britt 

Kennebec Robin Hiatt 

Lillington Alice Davis 

Lillington Mission Doris Esslinger 

Memorial Judy Holland 

h4eiirs Creek Matt Thomas 

New Hope Lisa Foreman 

North Clinton Avenue Jean Sumner 

Piney Grove Chapel Shirley Surles <& Lee Sorrell 

Rawls Sue Anderson 

Renewed Faith Timothy Best 

South Erwin Betty Price 

Swanns Station Kay A David Peele 

Westf ield Jackie Elmore 



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The 1998 Annual 
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Little River Baptist Association 

is concluded with 

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for further information and reference. 

Table A ♦ Church Membership 
Table B ♦ Baptism Information 

Table C ♦ Bible Study 
Table D ♦ Discipleship Training 

Table E ♦ Music Ministry 

Table F ♦ Missions Involvement 

Table G ♦ Missions Education 

Table H ♦ General Financial Information 

Table I ♦ Mission Financial Information 

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Constitution and Bylaws 

Little River Baptist Association 

PREAMBLE 

ARTICLE I - NAME 

The name of this body will be the Little River Baptist Association. 

ARTICLE II - PURPOSE 

The purpose of this Association will be to inspire, encourage and enlist the 
membership in a spirit of brotherly love and cooperation for the promotion 
of our Associational programs, the work of the North Carolina Baptist State 
Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention, to the end that the Gospel 
of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, might be proclaimed with greater 
power and effectiveness in our association, our state and nation, and unto 
the uttermost parts of the world. 

ARTICLE III - OBJECTIVES 

1. To provide programs, projects and organizations which will 
strengthen the fellowship and assist the churches in achieving their 
goals and objectives. 

2. To discover needs which cannot be met effectively by any one 
church and to coordinate the use of Associational resources in 
meeting these needs. 

3. To involve churches in cooperative experiences in evangelism, 
mission education, and benevolence. 

ARTICLE IV - AUTHORITY 

This Association is a self-determining body under the Lordship of Christ. It 
determines Its own membership and programs but has no authority over the 
churches affiliated with it. However, the Association may, upon invitation 
from a church, counsel with that church. 

ARTICLE V - MEMBERSHIP 

Section 1. The Association will consist of messengers who are members 
of the affiliated churches as follows: (1) Officers of the Association; (2) 
Pastors of the member churches; and (3) the duly elected messengers of 
these churches on the basis of: five (5) messengers from each church with 
100 members or less, and one additional messenger for every 100 members 
or fraction thereof beyond the first 100 members; but, no church may have 
more than ten (10) messengers plus the pastor of the respective church. 



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Section 2. A quorum will consist of messengers from at least 50 percent 

of the member churches. 

Section 3. Voting will be limited to duly elected messengers or their 

alternates as certified in the Annual Church Profile. 

Section 4. Policy for the Establishment of Missions 

1. There are three (3) recognized groups that may begin a new 
mission work in new areas: 

a. A Church affiliated with the association. 

b. The Missions Development Committee. 

c. Any interested group of cooperating Little River Baptists. 

2. Any Baptist group wishing to organize a mission will first advise 
the Director of Missions and the Missions Development Committee 
of their intent. 

3. It will be the duty of the Missions Development Committee to offer 
their services to any sponsoring agency anticipating new mission 
work. 

4. When necessary, the Missions Development Committee will assist 
the mission in finding a sponsoring LRBA Church. If the committee 
is unable to find a sponsoring Church, the committee may serve as 
the sponsoring agency. 

5. The Missions Development Committee will encourage the 
sponsoring Baptist Church to nominate a Missions Committee of at 
least five (5) persons, if they do not already have one. 

6. A survey of the target area will be made by the Missions 
Development Committee to determine accurately the needs and 
possibilities for that area. 

7. The sponsoring agency will communicate with all adjacent 
churches and missions within a three-mile radius of the target area 
with a written request for cooperation in starting the new mission 
work. The responses and any other pertinent information will be 
presented in the joint meeting mentioned below in Paragraph Eight of 
this policy. 

8. The Missions Development Committee will call a joint meeting of 
the following: 

a. The Missions Committee of the sponsoring Church. 

b. The pastor and a lay representative from each of the adjacent 
churches and missions within a three-mile radius of the target 
area. 

c. The Director of Missions. 

d. The Moderator. 

e. The Missions Development Committee of the Association. 

9. If this joint group, by a majority vote of those present and voting, 
looks with favor upon the establishment of a new mission, the work 
can at that point begin. The Missions Development Committee will 



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assist the Missions Committee of the sponsoring agency in drawing 
up an agreement between the mission and the sponsoring agency. 
If the joint missions are unable to reach a majority vote, it will be 
referred back to Missions Development Committee for further 
study. 

10. The Missions Development Committee, the sponsoring agency's 
missions committee, and the Director of Missions will work in 
cooperation in the process of the organizing of the new mission. 

11. After the mission is organized, the Missions Development 
Committee will continue to work with the sponsoring agency and 
the mission until the mission is organized into a cooperating 
Southern Baptist Church. 

Section 5. Policy of the Organization of a Church 

1. The sponsoring agency and/or the mission will send a written 
petition to the Missions Development Committee stating the desire 
of the mission to be organized into a cooperating Southern Baptist 
Congregation. 

2. The Missions Development Committee will then call a meeting of 
the pastors and a lay representative from each of the churches in 
the association to meet with the representatives of the mission for 
the purpose of considering the request. At least two weeks notice 
will be required for this meeting. 

3. The Moderator of the association will preside at this meeting. 

4. The sponsoring agency and the mission will be prepared to furnish 
the following information: 

a. The history of the origin and development of the mission from 
its beginning to the present. 

b. A proposal for a permanent physical location of the Church 
property and buildings. 

c. A statement elaborating upon the mission's ability to be 
financially self-supporting. 

d. A statement concerning the mission's availability of qualified 
leadership necessary to carry on the work of a Baptist 
Church. 

e. A statement concerning the mission's organizations (Sunday 
School, Disclpleship Training, WMU and Brotherhood, etc.). 

f. A statement from the mission concerning its attitude toward 
all of our Baptist work; such as cooperating with other Baptist 
Churches, the Cooperative Program, willingness to support 
SBC Institutions and agencies, etc. 

g. A statement of doctrine and faith prepared by the mission. 

5. With this Information In hand, the group will then take a vote to 
recommend that the mission be organized and received Into the 
fellowship of the association, be denied this request or to 



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postpone consideration until specifically detailed matters are 
resolved to the satisfaction of the group. If the vote Is favorable 
by a majority vote of those present and voting, then the 
sponsoring agency will be requested to set a date for the 
organization of the mission into a cooperating Southern Baptist 
Church, and subsequent notice sent to all churches of the 
association inviting them to the organizational meeting. 
Section 6. Policy of the Physical Relocation of Church Property 

1. The Church desiring to relocate Its physical location will be 
requested to consult with the Missions Development Committee 
stating the desire of the church to relocate. 

2. The Missions Development Committee will then call a meeting of 
the pastors and a lay representative from the adjacent churches 
and missions within a three-mile radius of the proposed new 
location for the purpose of considering the request. At least two 
weeks notice will be required for this meeting. 

3. The Moderator of the association will preside at this meeting. 

4. The Church will be prepared to furnish the following information: 

a. Why the Church desires to relocate. 

b. The history of the origin and the work of the Church from its 
beginning to the present. 

c. The proposed permanent location of the Church property, 
buildings, etc. 

d. A statement of the Church's organization, structure, 
support and participation in Southern Baptist work. 

5. With this information in hand, the group will then take a vote to 
affirm the church in its desire to relocate, or to deny this request, 
or to delay any action or recommendation by the group at this 
time. The final decision to move or not to move will, of course, be 
the Church's decision, and its decision will be honored by the 
association. The members present will constitute a quorum. 

Section 7. The Association may at any time dissolve connection with any 
church that ceases to abide by this constitution and the spirit of the same. 
Section 8. Any church may withdraw from the Association at its pleasure. 

ARTICLE VI - ORGANIZATION 

Section 1. General Officers. The general officers will be Moderator, Vice 

Moderator, Clerk, Assistant Clerk, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, and 

Historian. 

Section 2. Executive Committee. The Executive Committee will be 

composed of all active pastors of constituent churches, one member from 

each church and all the officers Indicated in Article VI, Section 1-5. A 

quorum will consist of members present. 



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Section 3. Trustees. The Association will elect three (3) Trustees from 
the members composing the Association, who will serve with the Moderator, 
as the Trustees of Little River Baptist Association, and whose duty it will be 
to take and hold title to the property, both real and personal, owned by the 
Association. The Moderator of the Association will serve as a trustee until 
such time as his successor is elected and qualified. 
Section 4. Director Of Missions. 

Section 5. Program Directors. The program directors will be: Sunday 
School Director, Discipleship Supporter Director, Woman's Missionary Union 
Director, Baptist Men Director, Evangelism Director, Missions Director, 
Stewardship Director, Disaster Recovery Director, Senior Adult Director, 
Baptist Foundation Director, Music Director, and Youth Director. 
Section 6. Associational Council. The Associational Council will be 
composed of the Director of Missions, the general officers, and the program 
directors. 

Section 7. Councils and Committees. Such councils and committees as 
needed to perform the tasks of the Association will be elected in session or 
by the Executive Committee. 

ARTICLE VII 

If for any reason in the future that this Association should be dissolved, the 
Trustees are to convey all net assets to the North Carolina Baptist 
Foundation of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. 

ARTICLE VIII - AMENDMENTS 

Amendments to the constitution will be presented in written form to the 
Association on the first day of the annual meeting, to be considered on the 
second day, and must receive a two-thirds majority vote of the body in 
order to become effective. 

ARTICLE IX 

This constitution will take effect Immediately upon its adoption, and will 
supersede all previous constitutions. 

BYLAWS 

ARTICLE I - PARLIAMENTARY RULE 

The parliamentary authority of the Association will be Robert's Rules of 
Orc/er (latest revised edition). 



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ARTICLE II - TIME OF MEETING 

Section 1. Meeting Times The Association will meet beginning on 
l^onday following tlie fourth (4th) Sunday of October of each year. 
However, the {Moderator of the Association nnay call a special session 
anytime during the year provided the churches are given at least a two- 
week notice. 

Section 2. Agenda Format. The Little River Baptist Association has 
adopted an agenda format for the Executive Committee meetings and the 
Annual Association meeting. With this format, it is required that any 
matters, motions or resolution be submitted to the Associational office two 
weeks prior to the date of said meeting. Any executive committee member 
or elected messenger or elected committee member or any Associational 
officer may propose any item for the agenda. Any items not Included on the 
agenda may be brought up for consideration after securing a two-thirds 
majority of those present. 

ARTICLE III - DUTIES OF OFFICERS 

Section 1. Moderator. The Moderator will be elected annually and will 
not be eligible to succeed himself after serving two consecutive terms. He 
will preside over the annual meetings of the Association. He will be 
President of the Executive Committee, and a member of the Associational 
Council, and ex officio member of all committees. He will appoint the first 
three (3) members of the Nominating Committee and any special 
committees that may be needed. 

Section 2. Vice Moderator. The Vice Moderator will be elected annually. 
He will preside In the absence or at the pleasure of the Moderator, and will 
be Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee, and a member of the 
Associational Council. Upon a created vqacancy in the office of Moderator, 
the Vice Moderator will become the Moderator. 

Section 3. Clerk. The Clerk will be elected annually. He will send annual 
report forms to the member churches at least two months before the 
Association's annual meeting; distribute at the annual meeting the Book of 
Reports; make an accurate record of the proceedings of the Association in 
cooperation with the Associational Office; supervise the printing of the 
annuals; keep on file copies of the annuals, records, and other documents 
of the Association; and will serve as secretary of the Executive Committee. 
He will be a member of the Associational Council. The Clerk should attend 
the annual Clerk's Conference at Ridgecrest each year. The Clerk will also 
hold an annual Clerk's Conference in the Association. The Clerk will provide 
copies of all minutes to the Associational Office. 
Section 4. Treasurer. The Treasurer will be elected annually. He will 
receive and handle all funds In the name of the Association; disburse the 
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as designated in the budget; render an accurate report of receipts and 
disbursements and distribute same at the annual meeting and at each 
regular meeting of the Executive Committee; and keep bool<s available and 
up-to-date for examination. The Treasurer will be bonded. He will be a 
member of the Associational Council. 

Section 5. Historian. The Historian will be elected annually. He will 
endeavor to collect and preserve historical materials relative to the churches 
and the work of the Association. He will be a member of the Associational 
Council. V 

ARTICLE IV - EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

The Executive Committee will be composed of all Associational officers, the 
Director of Missions (ex officio), each active pastor, one lay member chosen 
by each member church from its membership and certified to the 
Association in its annual church profiles report, and chairmen of all standing 
committees. The Executive Committee will have the authority to act for the 
Association between sessions, except as limited by the constitution. It will 
be the duty of this committee to meet quarterly and to make reports and 
recommendations to the Association at its annual meeting. The members 
present at any meeting of the committee, after all members have been duly 
notified of such meeting, will constitute a quorum. 

ARTICLE V - TRUSTEES 

The Association will elect three (3) Trustees from the members composing 
the Association, who will serve with the Moderator as the trustees of the 
Little River Baptist Association, and whose duty it will be to take and hold 
title to the property, both real and personal, owned by the Association. The 
Moderator of the Association will serve as a trustee until such time as his 
successor is elected and qualified. 

ARTICLE VI - ASSOCIATIONAL STAFF 

Section 1, Director Of Missions. 

A. Qualifications. The qualifications for Director of Missions will 
be: 

1. A genuine conversion experience and belief in the basic tenets of 
the ''Baptist Faith and Message" as adopted by the Southern 
Baptist Convention in 1963. 

2. Emotionally, physically, socially, and professionally capable of 
working with people regardless of age, economic, status, or 
educational level. 

3. Committed to the basic Southern Baptist principles and its 
programs and able to promote them through the Association. 

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ministries. 

B. Duties and Responsibilities. The Director of {Missions will: 

1. Administer policies and programs committed to him by the 
Association and the Executive Committee. 

2. Be the administrative head of the Associational Office and Its 
staff; be responsible for directing and supervising the paid staff 
for coordinating the various programs of the Association and for 
overseeing the purchase of equipment and supplies within the 
approved budget. 

3. Serve as chairman of the Associational Council. 

4. Serve as ex officio member of all councils and committees. 

5. Work closely with Associational officers, committees, 
organizations, and fellowship auxiliaries to help each group 
determine its opportunities and objectives, and its procedures and 
programs for achieving these objectives. 

6. Counsel with church leaders as requested with reference to 
programs and procedures in their church, the calling of a pastor 
and other staff members an actual or threatened breach of 
fellowship, church objectives, and church policies. 

7. Counsel with pastors and other individuals who are called into 
church-related vocations as requested. 

8. Visit churches by invitation or consent of the pastor to provide 
assistance in the church programs and ministry. 

9. Visit churches on his own initiative for worship and Christian 
fellowship. 

10. Interpret to the churches the program resources and other 
assistance available from the State and Southern Baptist 
agencies. 

11. Inform State and Southern Baptist Convention agencies of needs, 
problems, and potentialities within the Association. 

C. Employment Agreements. 

1. The salary and other compensation of the Director of Missions 
will be set Initially at the time of the call, and will be reviewed 
annually by the Finance Committee to insure that they are In 
keeping with the cost of living and to consider and recommend 
any merit increases. 

2. The Director of Missions will be entitled to two (2) days off each 
week. Days may accumulate to a maximum of three days off at 
any time. In addition, he will be granted off legal holidays. 

3. The Director of Missions will be entitled to two (2) full weeks of 
paid vacation annually, beginning six months after the 
commencement of his ministry with the Association. Vacatran 
time must be taken within the calendar year, except that as much 
as one (1) week may be carried over to the subsequent year upon 



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the approval of the Assoclational Council. He will be entitled to 
two (2) additional days of vacation time for each full 
year of service, up to a maximum of four (4) full weeks. All 
vacation leave is to be arranged with the knowledge of the 
Moderator of the Association. 

4. A maximum of two (2) weeks annually with pay may be taken for 
engagements outside the Association for things such as: schools 
of missions, Sunday School enlargement campaigns, revivals, 
continuing education, etc. In addition, he may hold one (1) week 
of meetings outside the Association on a commuting basis provided 
this does not interfere with his assigned responsibilities. He will be 
allowed to retain any honorariums. Approval for participation in 
additional emphases may be secured, subject to the approval of 
the Assoclational Executive Committee. 

5. He will be permitted to serve as interim pastor by invitation of any 
church or mission within the area of the Association under the 
following guidelines: 

a. With the approval of the Assoclational Council; 

b. Service with one church or mission may not exceed four (4) 
months consecutively; 

c. Interim pastorates will always be secondary to his prior 
obligations as Director of Missions. Only two (2) such interim 
pastorates will be allowed per Assoclational year. 

6. He will be allowed fifteen (15) days sick leave annually. In the 
event of serious injury, illness, or disability, the Association will 
automatically continue his salary and other compensation for three 
(3) months. Hie Executive Committee may grant an extension of 
sick leave. 

7. He may attend at the Association's expense, within the limits 
provided in the budget, the State and Southern Baptist 
Conventions and other assemblies and conferences pertaining 
specifically to his work. 

8. The Association will bear all expenses related to the Director of 
Mission's retirement, long-term disability, term life insurance, and 
family hospitalization insurance program at the level agreed to at 
the time of the call and review annually by the Finance Committee. 

9. When working with churches within the line of regular 
Assoclational promotions and programs, no honorarium is required. 
However, he will not be expected to do pulpit supply in the 
absence of the pastor without an honorarium. 

D. Selection and Call. 

In the event of a vacancy in the office of Director of Missions, a Search 
Committee of no less than five (5) members will be nominated by the 
Assoclational Council and elected by the Executive Committee, to seek out 



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and recommend to the Executive Committee or Association a person whose 
Christian character and qualifications have been examined and found to fit 
the office of Director of Missions as defined in the bylaws of this 
constitution, Article VI, Section I, A. Qualifications. A two-thirds affirmative 
vote is necessary in order to issue a call. 
E. Termination. 

The Director of {fissions will serve under a continuing call until the 
relationship is dissolved at the request of the Director of {Missions or the 
Association. He must give at least thirty (30) days advanced notice in 
writing of his intentions to resign, unless otherwise mutually agreed upon. 
If two-thirds of the Assoclational Council feel convinced, under the guidance 
of the Holy Spirit that there is sufficient sentiment on the part of the 
Association, and that it would be in the best interest of the Director of 
Missions and the Association to consider dissolving the relationship, the 
Moderator will call a special meeting of the Director of Missions and the 
Executive Committee for the purpose of discussing the matter and 
endeavoring to render a solution. If a solution cannot be reached, the 
Moderator will contact the Director of Assoclational Development of the 
Baptist State Convention or another such qualified neutral person who will 
act as a mediator in seeking to resolve the differences. The purpose of 
these meetings will be foremost to resolve all differences and seek 
reconciliation. If agreement still cannot be reached, two-thirds of the 
Assoclational Council can request the Moderator to call a special meeting of 
the Executive Committee in order to recommend that the Executive 
Committee vote on whether or not it wishes to terminate the Director of 
Missions' relationship with the Association. Executive Committee 
representatives from each church and program will be notified in writing at 
least two (2) weeks in advance of this meeting and its purpose. If a 
majority of the members present at this meeting vote to terminate the 
relationship, the Director of Missions will submit his resignation effective 
immediately; however, the Association will continue to provide full 
compensation and benefits up to ninety (90) days while he seeks other 
employment or call. 

Section 2. Other Professional Ministerial Staff. 
The Association may employ from time to time as it deems in the best 
Interest of the ministry and program of the Association other professional 
ministerial staff members who will assist the Director of Missions in their 
specified areas of responsibility. The Assoclational Council will appoint, with 
the approval of the Executive Committee, a Search Committee consisting of 
at least five (5) members plus the Director of Missions to recommend a 
person to fill the vacancy. The Search Committee will present its 
recommendations to the Executive Committee or Association at any regular 
or called meeting, provided that announcement of the nomination has been 
made in writing two (2) weeks before the meeting. A two-thirds vote of 



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those members present and voting will be necessary for tiie confirmation of 
tiie Search Committees nominee. A job description for each member of the 
professional ministerial staff will be included in the bylaws. 
Section 3. Paid Holidays and Leave Policy. 
The following holidays are the ones which the Associational staff will observe 
as paid holidays: New Year's Day; Easter l^onday; l^emorial Day; July 
Fourth; Labor Day; Thanicsgiving Day; Friday after Thanksgiving; Christmas 
Eve; Christmas Day; Day after Christmas Day. When a holiday falls on a 
Saturday or Sunday, the Director of Missions, in consultation with the staff, 
will determine whether to observe the holiday on the preceding Friday or on 
the following Monday. The Director of Missions will inform the Executive 
Committee of the decision. 

ARTICLE VII - ASSOCIATIONAL COUNCIL 

Section 1, The Chairman of the Associational Council will be the Director 
of Missions. 

Section 2. The Associational Council will define the objectives of the 
Association and project goals and plans for accomplishing the same. It will 
evaluate the work of the Associational organizations and prepare a report 
of objectives and goals for presentation to the Executive Board or 
Association in the form of a calendar of activities. The work of the Council 
will be informative and advisory, and not authoritative or administrative. 

ARTICLE VIII - PROGRAM DIRECTORS 

Section 1. Sunday School Director 

It will be the duty of the Associational Sunday School Director to plan and 

promote the total program of the Sunday School within the structure of the 

Association with special emphases listed on the Associational Calendar. He 

will make a quarterly report to the Executive Committee and an annual 

report to the Association. 

Section 2. Discipleship Supporter Director 

It will be the duty of the Associational Discipleship Supporter Director to plan 

and promote the total Discipleship Training Program within the structure of 

the Association using the special emphases listed in the Associational 

Calendar. He will make a quarterly report to the Executive Committee and 

an annual report to the Association. 

Section 3. Baptist Men Director 

It will be the duty of the Associational Baptist Men Director to promote the 

total Baptist Men program with special emphases on the Associational 

Calendar. He will make a quarterly report to the Executive Committee and 

an annual report to the Association. 

Section 4. Woman's Missionary Union Director 

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promote the work of Woman's Missionary Union within the structure of the 

Association with special emphases on the special missionary effort of the 

church. She will make a quarterly report to the Executive Committee and 

an annual report to the Association. 

Sections. Music Director 

It will be the duty of the Associational Music Director to plan and direct the 

music for all the meetings of the Association. He will seek to stimulate 

interest In good church music through clinics, study courses, music schools, 

hymn sings In the churches and in Association-wide efforts. He will make 

a quarterly report to the Executive Committee and an annual report to the 

Association. 

Section 6. Evangelism Director 

The Evangelism Director will be Chalmian of the Evangelism Council and will 

promote a vigorous program of evangelism throughout the Association, 

using materials, suggestions and programs of our Association, State, and 

Southern Baptist Departments of Evangelism. He will make an annual 

report to the Association. 

Section 7. Stewardship Director 

The Stewardship Director will promote Christian stewardship in the 

Association and promote and encourage giving to Associational Missions, NC 

Missions Offering and the Cooperative Program. He will make an annual 

report to the Association. 

Section 8. Disaster Recovery Director 

Contact person for the Association to activate, recruit, and train those 

Interested in Disaster Relief efforts. Is liaison with the Baptist Men of North 

Carolina for Disaster Recovery and relief and serves on the Associational 

Council of the Little River Baptist Association. Promotes, educates, and 

enlists personnel for this ministry. He will make quarterly reports to the 

Executive Committee and an annual report to the Association. 

Section 9. Senior Adult Director 

Represents and plans for senior Adult activities within our association. 

Promotes Senior Adult ministries and leads in association-wide Senior Adult 

activities. They will make a quarterly report to the Executive Committee and 

an annual report to the Association. 

Section 10. Youth Director 

Pulls together Youth Ministries from across the Association, sharing Ideas, 

and programs that lead to involving youth in outreach and personal growth 

ministries. They will make a quarterly report to the Executive Committee 

and an annual report to the Association. 

ARTICLE IX - STANDING COMMITTEES 
Section 1. Nominating Committee 

The Nominating Committee will be composed of three (3) members, 
appointed by the Moderator at the annual session to nominate all officers 



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of the Association, except as otherwise provided for in the constitution. This 
committee will submit the names of Sunday School Director, Discipleship 
Supporter Director, Baptist Men Director, and WMU Director to the Executive 
Committee for approval at its Annual meeting so that they may assist the 
Nominating Committee in an advisory capacity in nominating a full slate of 
organizational officers. 
Section 2. Program Committee 

The Program Committee, composed of not less than three (3) members, will 
be appointed by the Moderator at the annual session to plan the program 
for the next annual meeting of the Association. The committee will make 
sure that those who are to make reports and others appearing on the 
program are contacted prior to the annual meeting. 
Section 3. Resolution Committee 

The Resolution Committee, composed of three (3) members appointed by 
the Moderator by the first session of the annual meeting. This committee 
will draw up and present to the Association, resolutions of appreciation and 
any other resolutions it may deem expedient. 
Section 4. Place and Preacher Committee 

The Place and Preacher Committee, composed of three (3) members 
appointed by the Moderator in the first session of the annual meeting, will 
recommend the preacher and alternate for the annual sermon, and the 
places of the annual meetings for the following year. 
Section 5. Finance Committee 

The Finance Committee will be composed of five (5) persons and will include 
two (2) laymen. The Associational Treasurer will serve as an ex officio 
member. This committee will study the Association's financial needs for an 
adequate program; present a budget to the Association for the following 
year; devise plans for securing the cooperation of the churches in raising 
funds to meet the budget; and make a written report to the annual meeting. 
In an event the Treasurer cannot fulfill his duties, the Chairman of the 
Finance Committee will be empowered to act and sign checks until such 
time as a new Treasurer is secured. The Finance Committee will present an 
annual budget to the Association for consideration at the Annual Meeting. 
This budget will become effective the following January 1 and will remain 
effective until the following the December 31. This budget may be amended 
at any time that the Association deems necessarily. 
Section 6. Ordination Committee 

The Ordination Committee, composed of the Moderator and four (4) other 
members, will when requested by a member church, assist with the 
examination and ordination of a candidate for the Gospel Ministry. Each 
candidate will be examined as to his Christian experience, call to and 
preparation for the ministry, doctrinal beliefs, and attitude toward our 
denomination and its program. The guidelines for ordination of candidates 
for the Christian Ministry are as follows: 



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1. A church who has the opportunity to ordain a candidate called to the 
Christian Ministry and desiring the sen/ice of the Association 
Ordination Committee should contact the chairman of the committee 
before making any plans. The candidate should have been called 
by a church or to special service, either by his home church or by 
the church requesting ordination, before the ordination examination 
is requested. 

2. The chairman of the committee and the pastor (or other 
representatives) of the ordaining church will set a time for the 
Ordination Committee to meet with the candidate for the purpose of 
the examination of the candidate. 

3. The chainnan of the committee will put in the hands of the candidate 
in advance of the meeting, a list of the areas of questioning to be 
followed by the committee. 

4. When the candidate has satisfactorily responded to the reasonable 
questioning of the committee, the committee will notify the church 
requesting ordination, by letter, after a reasonable period of time, 
stating the findings of the committee. 

5. The Associational Ordination Committee will help, at the request of 
the ordaining church, in planning for the Ordination Service, and 
they will make every effort to attend the service and participate. The 
committee will present a Certificate of Ordination to the candidate 
as a final gesture of approval and encouragement. 

Section 7. Constitution and Policy Committee 
The Constitution and Policy Committee, composed of three (3) members, 
will be available to study any changes or revisions in the constitution or 
bylaws and to make recommendations as needed to keep the constitution 
or bylaws in line with the policies and programs of the Association. 
Section 8. Standing Committee 

The Standing Committee will be composed of elective representatives of the 
following: Christian Literature, Baptist Hospital, World Missions, Christian 
Life and Public Affairs, Christian Education, American Bible Society, 
Children's Homes, Homes for the Aging, Minister's Retirement, Evangelism, 
Cooperative Program, and Memorials. Their duties will consist of 
communication (personal visitation, if possible) and promoting through the 
churches of the Association the work of each institution or agency they 
represent. They will make an annual report to the Association. 
Section 9. Building and Grounds Committee 
The Building and Grounds Committee will be composed of three (3) 
members of the Association. Their duties are to give attention to and study 
the condition and state of repair and appearance of all buildings and 
grounds owned by the Association and Included In the Associational budget. 
This committee has the authority to have minor repairs made, not to exceed 
$500.00, and will bring to the attention of the Association or Executive 



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Committee any emergency or major repairs that need Immediate attention. 
This committee will make an annual report to the Association. 
Section 10. Personnel Committee 

A. Membership 

The Personnel Committee will consist of nine (9) members, each 
■ elected to serve a three (3) year term with three (3) members 
rotating off each year. 

B. Purpose 

The Personnel Committee will assist the Director of Missions and 
Association in matters related to the salaried ministerial and non- 
ministerial staff of the Association. It will be the general duty of 
this committee to advise and make recommendations to the 
Executive Committee and/or Association matters relating to 
Associatlonal personnel policy, personnel administration, and 
personnel management. This committee will have the general 
authority to advise and assist the Director of Missions in his capacity 
as the administrative head of all paid Associatlonal staff members. 

C. Duties 

1. To fill and terminate non-ministerial staff positions in 
consultation with Director of Missions and to report promptly 
such hiring or termination to the Executive Committee. 

2. To make budgetary recommendations to the Finance Committee 
on matters of staff salaries, benefits, and support. 

3. To maintain an accurate job description for each staff member. 

; 4. To serve as a liaison between staff members and the 
association. 

5. To develop and maintain a manual for staff policies and 
procedures. 

6. To periodically conduct a perfonnance evaluation of all paid staff 
members. 

7. To make recommendations to appropriate committees with 
regard to staff working conditions, equipment, and training. 

8. To review staff grievances and make recommendations to the 
Director of Missions or Executive Committee concerning each 
grievance. 

Section 11. Missions Development Committee 

A. Membership 

The Missions Development Committee will consist of nine (9) 
members, each elected to serve a three (3) year term with three (3) 
rotating off each year. 

B. Purpose 

The Missions Development Committee will assist and encourage the 
churches of the Little River Baptist Association in the establishment 
of mission churches and ministry points In needed areas and in 



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cooperative missions Involvement within the Association, the Baptist 
State Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention. 
C. Duties 

1. To help develop a climate for new worl< in the association. 

2. To conduct surveys and plans to determine needs for new 
missions and ministry points. 

3. To work with any and all existing Associatlonal committees in any 
work or planning where missions involvement is needed. 

4. To serve as a liaison and facilitator between any new missions 
and/or sponsor mission committees and all adjacent churches 
and missions within a three-miles area in following 
Associatlonal policies for the establishment of missions, the 
organization of a church, and the physical relocation of church 
property. 

5. To maintain a continuous search for land that would be suitable 
for a new mission or ministry point. 

6. To review any request from a mission or church related to new 
work or missions and make recommendations to the Association 
that require Associatlonal approval. 

7. To enlist Interest and support of Little River Baptist Association 
Churches to sponsor new work. 

8. To lead the Association to begin new work where and when a 
sponsoring church is not available. 

9. To explore and recommended innovative ways to finance new 
work. 

10. To encourage and assist churches In cooperative mission 
Involvement within the Little River Baptist Association, the 
Baptist State Convention, the Home Mission Board and the 
Foreign Mission Board. 

Section 12. Military Ministry Committee 

A. Membership 

The Military Ministry Committee will consist of nine (9) members, each 
elected to serve a three (3) year term with three (3) members 
rotating off each year. 

B. Purpose 

The Military Ministry Committee will assist and encourage the 
churches of the Little River Baptist Association In their ministry to 
and with the military community. 

C. Duties 

1. To sensitize Associatlonal churches to needs of those associated 
with the military. 

2. To help discover needs of those who live In our area who are In 
the military. 

3. To help develop strategies and outreach programs for military 



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personnel and their families. 

4. To find and develop resources for ministry to military personnel 
and their families. 

5. To lead the Association in appropriate cooperative ministries to 
military personnel and their families. 

ARTICLE X - AMENDMENTS 

The bylaws may be amended at any session of the Association or Executive 
Committee by a majority vote. 

ARTICLE XI - ADOPTION 

These bylaws will take effect immediately upon their adoption, and will 
supersede ail previous bylaws. 




"All things were created 
by him, and for him" (Col 1 :1 6). 



Acknowledge His Lordship 

with a Will 

that Is Christ Centered 



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NOTES 



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Little River 
Baptist Association 



"LIVING THE FAITH: 
Celebrating God's Family 



99 



One Hundred Twenty-Fourth 
Annual Meeting 



October 25, 1999 
New Hope Baptist Church 

October 26, 1999 
Rawls Baptist Church 



1999 Annual 
North Carolina 



Little River Baptist Association 

Of 
North Carolina 



One {Hundred Twenty-Fourth 
Annual Meeting 




October 25, 1999 
New Hope Baptist Church 

October 26, 1999 
Rawls Baptist Church 



The next regular meeting of the Little River Baptist Association will be held on 

Monday, October 23, 2000 at North Clinton Avenue Baptist Church in Dunn, NC 

and Tuesday, October 24, 2000 at Harmony Baptist Church in Bunnlevel, NC. 



Table Of Contents 

Map of Associational Churches Center 

Associational and Church Directones 1 

1999 Annual Meeting 

Program 1 7 

Program Participants 19 

History of New Hope Baptist Church 19 

History of Rawls Baptist Church 20 

Messengers to Annual Meeting—- 21 

Minutes of Annual Meeting- 23 

Committee and Ministry Reports 

Baptist Children's Homes of NC — 26 

Baptist Men 27 

Baptist Retirement Homes of NC, Inc. 28 

Belarussian Children's Ministry 29 

Biblical Recorder-— 32 

Budget and Treasurer's Report 34 

Christian Action League of North Carolina- 40 

Cooperative Program/Stewardship Report 41 

Council on Christian Higher Education 42 

Disaster Recovery 43 

Discipleship Training 44 

Evangelism 45 

LRBA Growth Endowment for Missions 46 

Hispanic Ministries 46 

Memorials -— 47 

Moderator and Executive Committee 49 

North Carolina Baptist Hospitals, Inc. 50 

Place and Preacher Committee 52 

Resolutions of Appreciation 52 

Senior Adult Ministry 54 

South Africa Partnership 55 

Sunday School ACTeam 57 

Vacation Bible School 58 

Woman's Missionary Union 59 

World Missions 60 



Historical Table 62 

Annual Church Profile Data 

Annual Church Profile Digest 66 

Church Membership 67 

Baptism Information 68 

Bible Study 69 

Discipleship Training 70 

Music Ministry — ._-7i 

Missions Involvement - 72 

Missions Education 73 

General Financial Information- - 74 

Mission Financial Information - 75 

Totals 76 

Constitution and Bylaws 77 

2000 Calendar of Events 92 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 
ASSOCIATIONAL DIRECTORY 

ASSOCIATIONAL STAFF 

Director of Missions Daniel M. Deaton P.O. Box 897 Lillington 27546 (910) 814-2539 

Administrative Assistant — Pat Johnson 1920 Old U.S. Hwy. 421 Lillington 27546 (910) 893-1 158 
Administrative Assistant- Debra Storey 3278 Cool Springs Road Broadway 27505 (919)258-5769 

Mailing Address P.O. Box 896 Lillington 27546 

Office Address 1004 Summerville-Mamers Road Lillington 27546 

Telephone numbers (office) (910) 893-4282 or (910) 893-2865 (fax) (910) 893-6860 

E-mail lrba@nceye.net 

Webpage —www, nceye. neV'irfaa 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE REPORT 

ASSOCIATIONAL OFFICERS 

Moderator David Whiteman P.O. Box 448 Buies Creek 27506 (910)893-9638 

Assistant Moderator Earl Gray P.O. Box 116 Kipling 27543 (919)552-7957 

Clerk Jo Lee 242 Lafayette Road Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919)552-6675 

Assistant Clerk Fannie Lou Byrd P.O. Box 237 Bunnlevel 28323 (910)893-5128 

Treasurer Emery Hobbs P.O. Box 386 Bunnlevel 28323 (910)893-2600 

Assistant Treasurer "Cassandra Holt 273 Chalybeate Road Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919)552-8980 
Historian Jeff Roberts 1220 Wheeler Drive Angler 27501 (919) 639-9402 

BAPTIST FOUNDATION COUNCIL 

Chairman Bruce Blackmon P.O. Box 8 Buies Creek 27506 (910)893-3543 

Member Charles Carpenter 400 Canterbury Drive Dunn 28334 (910)892-7029 

Member Dan Deaton P.O. Box 897 Lillington 27546 (910) 814-2539 

Member Barry Hoy I e 1 602 Wellons Avenue Dunn 28334 (910)891-1047 

Member Earl Jones POBox98 Coats 27521 (910)893-3523 

Member Mack McLeod P.O. Box 120 Angier 27501 (919)639-4862 

Member Jeffrey Walker 25 Pearson Road Lillington 27546 (910)893-8030 

Member David Whiteman P.O. Box 448 Buies Creek 27506 (910)893-9638 

Member Marshall Woodall 473 Oak Street Ullington 27546 (910)893-4349 

BAPTIST MEN 

Director Bob Grindle 1 06 Pandora Circle Enwin 28339 (910)897-2132 

Team Member- Royce Crumpler 2377 Meadowlark Road Dunn 28334 (910) 892-6514 

Team Member Eric Dziedzic 308 West B Street Erwin 28339 (910)897-6045 

Team Member- Marion Hobbs 6207 US 401 South Bunnlevel 28323 (910) 893-8936 

Team Member- Earl Essllnger 1 1 5 Willie Cameron Road Lillington 27546 (910)893-5321 

Team Member- Edsel Smith 829 Lennie Smith Road Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919) 552-2650 

Team Member- Robert Wood P.O. Box 1403 Ullington 27546 (910) 893-2525 

Team Member- Charles Rambeau 1 08 Westfield Drive Dunn 28334 (910)891-1912 

Team Member- Frank Shue 483 Shue Road Broadway 27505 (919)258-6677 

Team Member- Clark Kershner 2108 Tramway Road Sanford 27330 (919) 776-8588 

BELARUS STEERING COMMITTEE 

Chairman Donald Dawson 786 Elliot Bridge Road Fayetteville 2831 1 (910) 488-4683 

Member Earl Gray P.O. Box 116 Kipling 27543 (919)552-7957 

Member Bob Grindle 1 06 Pandora Circle Erwin 28339 (910)897-2132 

Member Charles Price 401 South 14th Street Erwin 28339 (910)897-4812 

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Member Jim Roberts 133 Spring Lane Lillington 27546 (910)814-2812 

Member Bill Tomlinson 500 Woodman Drive Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919)552-9443 

Member Daniel Young 652 Flyers Drive Linden 28356 (910)980-0553 

Medical Coordinator Shirley Simmons P.O. Box 595 Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919)552-5562 

BUILDING AND GROUNDS COMMITTEE 

Chairman 2002 Burt Jones 1553 Gregory Circle Lillington 27546 (910)893-6812 

Member 2000 Jimmy Atkinson 2780 Overhills Road Bunnlevel 28323 (910)893-6413 

Member 2001 Robert Butler 4165 Darroch Road Lillington 27546 (910)893-5389 

CONSTITUTION AND POUCY COMMITTEE 

Member 2000 Wayne Cakes 9436 Jen Mar Drive Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919)557-6112 

Member 2001 Frank Neville P.O. Box 277 Buies Creek 27506 (910)893-4094 

Member 2002 Billy Douglas 4021 Carson Drive Sanford 27330 (919)776-9742 

DISASTER RECOVERY TEAM 

Director Marlon Hobbs 6207 US 401 South Bunnlevel 28323 (910)893-8936 

Team Leader Charles Rambeau 1 08 Westfield Drive Dunn 28334 (910)891-1912 

DISCIPLESHIP SUPPORT COUNCIL 

Chairman — Grady Edwards 3600 NC Hwy. 210 South Bunnlevel 28323 (910)893-4229 

Assistant Chairman Jeff Everett 109 Back Break Acres Lane Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919) 567-9419 
Children's Bible Drill Directors 

. Ruby Babb 600 East McNeill Street Lillington 27546 (910) 893-5294 

Georgia Lee Brown 4699 Spring Hill Ch Rd Lillington 27546 (910) 893-4301 

Youth Bible Drill/Spkr Tour. Dir.-Kathy Crenshaw 78 Tripp Road Lillington 27546 (910)893-9408 

LIFE Supp. Net. Coord.. -David Oyster 1804 Holly Springs Ch Rd Broadway 27505 (919) 258-3103 

EVANGELISM COMMITTEE 

Chairman Billy Crabtree 6140 Christian Light Road Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919)552-5435 

Member Russell Blackmon 5145 NC Hwy. 87 North Sanford 27330 (919) 499-5544 

Member Danny Jarmon 10556 NC 42 Holly Springs 27540 (919)552-6674 

Member Mike Stinson 284 Chalybeate Road Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919)557-9293 

FINANCE COMMITTEE 

Ex Officio Emery Hobbs P.O. Box 386 Bunnlevel 28323 (910) 893-2600 

Chairman 2000 Richard Byrd P.O. Box 237 Bunnlevel 28323 (910)893-5128 

Member 2000 Charles Burns 213 Upper Deck Sanford 27330 (919)499-4789 

Member 2001 KenTalley 1536 Highway 421 North Ullington 27546 (910)893-4323 

Member 2002 John Atkins P.O. Box 663 Lillington 27546 (910)893-3731 

Member 2002 Marshall Woodail 473 Oak Street Ullington 27546 (910)893-4349 

HISPANIC MINISTRIES COUNCIL 

Chairman Scott Avery P.O. Box 355 Coats 27521 (910)897-5360 

Member Nancy Blackmon 5145 Hwy. 87 North Sanford 27330 (919)499-5544 

Member Francisco Contreras 657 Jim Christian Road Lillington 27546 (910)893-6838 

Member Sheryl Davy P.O. Box 245 Buies Creek 27506 (910)893-8718 

Member Ann McClain 45 Fieldale Drive Lillington 275466 (910)639-7226 

Member David Steegar P.O. Box 848 Buies Creek 27506 (910)893-5300 



MISSIONS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL 

Member 2000 MaxEller 936 Keith Hills Road Ullington 27546 (910)893-6687 

Member 2000 • Harold Jernigan 78 Helen Lane Dunn 28334 (910)897-5405 

Member 2000 — Greg McClain 45 Fleldale Drive Ullington 27546 (919)639-7226 

Member 2001 David He! nzman 71 8 West J Street Erwin 28339 (910)897-6144 

Member 2002 Robert Carr 1603 Wellons Avenue Dunn 28334 (910)892-6467 

Member 2002 Ken Dalton 15 RivenA^ood Drive Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919)552-9577 

Member 2002 Ed Hancuff P.O. Box 1719 Ullington 27546 (910)893-5152 

Member 2002 Mark Morris 106 Summerville Court Ullington 27546 (910)893-6782 

MUSIC 

Director Kathy Sutter P.O. Box 1083 Ullington 27546 (910)893-9510 

ORDINATION COMMITTEE 

Ex Officio David Whiteman P.O. Box 448 Buies Creek 27506 (910)893-9638 

Chairman Stiles Ellyson P.O. Box 354 Buies Creek 27506 (910)893-5396 

Member Steve Gordon P.O. Box 27 Bunnlevel 28323 (910)893-9623 

Member Greg McClain 45 Fleldale Drive Ullington 27546 (919)639-7226 

Member Roy McLamb 2571 JoelJohnson Road Ullington 27546 (910)893-3012 

PASTORAL MINISTRIES COUNCIL 

Chairman Russell Blackmon 5145 NC Hwy. 87 North Sanford 27330 (919)499-5544 

Member Jim Burgin 6099 Hwy. 55 West Angler 27501 (919) 639-9936 

Member ^ Jerry Parsons 275 Holly Springs Church Road Broadway 27505 (919) 258-3144 

PERSONNEL COMMITTEE 

Chairman 2001 Jim Randolph 2714 Hillmon Grove Road Cameron 28326 (919)498-0849 

Member 2000 Manford Hardee 44 Cross Unk Road Angler 27501 (919) 639-3333 

Member 2000 David Heinzman 718 West J Street Erwin 28339 (910) 897-6144 

Member 2000 Cynthia Splvey 114 Red Cedar Lane Sanford 27330 (919) 776-0428 

Member 2001 Wayne Hatcher P.O. Box 1679 Buies Creek 27506 (910)893-6086 

Member 2001 Becky Putnam 10678 Old US 421 Broadway 27505 (919)258-6836 

Member 2002 Gene Hickman P.O. Box 266 Buies Creek 27506 (910)893-3077 

Member 2002 ~ Nell McPhail P.O. Box 614 Ullington 27546 (910)893-9731 

Member 2002— — Sammy Overby 568 Baptist Grove Road Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919)552-5398 

SENIOR ADULT MINISTRY COUNCIL 

Chairman Joyce Pulliam 158 Burkot Road Ullington 27546 (910)893-3136 

Member — Hilda Bethune 401 Bunnlevel-Erwin Road Bunnlevel 28323 (910)893-4673 

Member Barbara Byrd 7335 Ross Road Enwin 28339 (910) 893-4895 

Member Christine Smith 8038 NC 210 North Bunnlevel 28323 (910)893-5280 

Member Marge Straight 2793 Bethel Baptist Road Spring Lake 28390 (910) 497-9173 

Member Jean Tomlinson 500 Woodman Drive Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919)552-9443 

SOUTH AFRICA PARTNERSHIP 

Chairman Alice Davis P.O. Box 325 Ullington 27546 (910)814-2190 

STANDING COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVES 

American Bible Society -Cassandra Holt 273 Chalybeate Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919) 552-8980 

Baptist Foundation Bruce Blackmon P.O. Box 8 Buies Creek 27506 (910)893-3543 

Baptist Hospital Roger Johnson P.O. Box 368 Ullington 27546 (910)893-3221 

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Baptist Retirement Homes Ella Beach 508 S. Orange Avenue Dunn 28334 (910)892-1039 

Cliildren's Homes Jackie Elmore P.O. Box 668 Dunn 28334 (910)892-6661 

Children's Homes Abe Elmore P.O. Box 668 Dunn 28334 (910) 892-6661 

Christian Ufe/Public Affairs— Lee Newton 10709 US 401 N. Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919)552-6905 

Cooperative Prog./Stewardship — Frank Neville P.O. Box 277 Buies Creek 27506 (910)893-4094 

Evangelism Billy Crabtree 6140 Christian Light Road Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919)552-5435 

IVIemorials Tom Lee 301 First Street Broadway 27505 (919)258-6561 

Ministers' Retirement— John Stephenson P.O. Box 339 Coats 27521 (910)897-6162 

World iVIissions— Vivian Simpson P.O. Box 332 Buies Creek 27506 (910)893-5682 

SUNDAY SCHOOL-ACTeam 

Director Cynthia Spivey 114 Red Cedar Lane Sanford 27330 (919)776-0428 

Adult Director Rick McMillan P.O. 1775 Buies Creek 27506 (910)814-2957 

Youth Director Bill Muench 6518 Christian Light Road Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919) 577-3932 

Children's Director Kim Ballard P.O. Box 603 Buies Creek 27506 (910)893-1143 

VBS Director Kim Hendrick 9425 McDougald Road Broadway 27505 (919)499-5788 

TRUSTEES 

Member 2000 Forrest Penny 40 Baptist Grove Road Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919) 552-4374 

Member 2001 Clara Langston P.O. Box 115 Buies Creek 27506 (910)893-3502 

Member 2002— Joe Watterson 1756 Holly Springs Church Road Broadway 27505 (919) 258-6008 

WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION 

Director Dorothy Barham P.O. Box 371 Lillington 27546 (910)893-3309 

Secretary/Treasurer Linda Cameron 372 Oak Street Lillington 27546 (910)893-9812 

Missions Involvement Cons. — Beanie Roberts 1220 Wheeler Drive Angier 27501 (919) 639-9402 

Assistant Missions Involve. Cons. -Mary Dozier 114 Woodridge Drive Dunn 28334 (910)892-1426 

Missions Growth Consult. — Cheryl Cruickshank 84 Fernside Court Angier 27501 (919) 639-0197 
Baptist Nursing Fellowship 

Consultant- Jennifer Barton 295 Old Mill Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919) 552-8937 

Women on Mission Consultant Barbara Byrd 7335 Ross Road Erwin 28339 (910) 893-4895 

Assistant Women on 

Mission Consultant Barbara Butler 4165 Darroch Road Lillington 27546 (910)893-5389 

Acteens Consultant Cathy Callahan 891 Whiff en Road Cameron 28326 (919)499-9605 

Assistant Acteens Cons. — Nancy Blackmon 5145 Hwy. 87 North Sanford 27330 (919) 499-5544 

Girls-ln-Action Consultant Arlene Mabry 584 Ennis Road Angier 27501 (919)639-2761 

Assistant Girls-ln-Action Consultant- Alice Davis P.O. Box 325 Lillington 27546 (910)814-2190 

Mission Friends Consultant Edna Ladner 5703 Loop Road Linden 28356 (910) 980-0056 

Asst Mission Friends Consultant Peggy Barker 204 Blair Drive Angier 27501 (919) 639-0442 

Co-ed Consultant Gina Smith P.O. Box 293 Buies Creek 27506 (910)897-8848 

Campus Women on Mission — Lauren Tucker P.O. Box 1490 Buies Creek 27506 (910) 893-6602 

YOUTH ^ 

Director Shane Wallace 811 N. Orange Avenue Dunn 28334 (910)892-6161 

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS BY THE MODERATOR 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

Member Linda Cameron 372 Oak Street Lillington 27546 (910)893-9812 

Member Sondra Matthews 1234 Montague Road Angier 27501 (919)639-2319 

Member David Oyster 1804 Holly Springs Ch. Rd. Broadway 27505 (919) 258-3103 



PLACE AND PREACHER COMMITTEE 

Member Max Eller 936 Keith Hills Road Liilington 27546 (910) 893-6687 

Member WoodrowNeal 779 Lafayette Road Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919)552-9389 

Member— John Stephenson P.O. Box 339 Coats 27521 (910)897-6162 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE 

Member John Atkins P.O. Box 663 Liilington 27546 (910)893-3731 

Member Jo Lee 242 Lafayette Road Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919)552-6675 

Member Greg McClain 45 Fieldale Drive Liilington 27546 (919)639-7226 

RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE 

Member Ken Dalton 105 Deer Run Court Angier 27501 (919) 639-6776 

Member — — ~ Alice Davis P.O. Box 325 Liilington 27546 (910)814-2190 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVES 

Anderson Creek Ralph Darch 345 Will Lucas Road Linden 28356 (910) 497-2508 

Angier Avis Hall P.O. Box 155 Angier 27501 (919) 639-2394 

Angier Grover Blackburn 40 High Meadow Drive Angier 27501 (919) 639-4300 

Antioch Martin Groover P.O. Box 522 Mamers 27552 (910) 893-4678 

Antioch Harrington Morrison 99 Morrison Road Liilington 27546 (910) 893-4681 

Baptist Chapel George Stallings 104 Belmont Lane Broadway 27505 (919) 258-3766 

Baptist Grove Billy Crabtree 6140 Christian Light Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919) 552-5435 

Broadway Tom Lee 301 First Street Broadway 27505 (919) 258-6561 

Buies Creek First Bill Boyd P.O. Box 449 Coats 27521 (910) 897-3545 

Buies Creek First Michael Simmons P.O. Box 473 Buies Creek 27506 (910) 897-1886 

Calvary Robert Butler 4165 Darroch Road Liilington 27546 (910) 893-5389 

Chalybeate Springs Mike Stinson 284 Chalybeate Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919) 557-9293 

Chalybeate Springs Forrest Penny 40 Baptist Grove Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919) 552-4374 

Coats Jesse Mooney P.O. Box 310 Coats 27521 (910)897-2741 

Crestview ■ Don Davis P.O. Box 1461 Dunn 28335 (910) 892-8710 

Crossroads Ken Dalton 105 Deer Run Court Angier 27501 (919) 639-6776 

Duncan Marie Trueiove 2125 W. Academy Street Holly Springs 27540 (919) 552-4672 

Duncan Priscilia Mann 2129 W. Acedemy Street Holly Springs 27540 (919) 552-4853 

Duncan Phillip Burden 1 1954 NC Hwy. 42 Holly Springs 27540 (919) 552-0368 

Dunn First Kari Minor 105 Carriage Court Dunn 28334 (910) 892-6296 

Erwin First Floyd Glover 402 East H Street Erwin 28339 (910) 897-5759 

Faith Pete Stewart 1724 US 301 South Dunn 28334 (910) 892-6694 

Fellowship James Taylor 165 Oak Street Liilington 27546 (910) 893-9517 

Flatwoods Roy McLamb 2571 Joel Johnson Rd Liilington 27546 (910) 893-3012 

Friendship Richard Byrd P.O. Box 237 Bunnlevel 28323 (910) 893-5128 

Friendship Steve Gordon P.O. Box 27 Bunnlevel 28323 (910) 893-9623 

Good News Joel Johnson 1920 Old U.S. Hwy. 421 Ullington 27546 (910) 893-1 158 

Gourd Springs Richard Dorman 4345 Ray Road Spring Lake 28390 (910) 436-0196 

Harmony John Atkins P.O. Box 663 Ullington 27546 (910) 893-3731 

Harmony Grady Edwards 3600 NC Hwy. 210 South Bunnlevel 28323 (910) 893-4229 

Hillmon Grove Jim Randolph 2714 Hillmon Grove Road Cameron 28326 (919) 498-0849 

Hillmon Grove Chris Wroten 346 Hillmon Grove Road Cameron 28326 (919) 499-5315 

Holly Springs Jerry Parsons 275 Holly Springs Church Rd Broadway 27505 (919) 258-3144 

Holly Springs Clark Kershner 2108 Tramway Road Sanford 27330 (919) 776-8588 

Liilington Larry Currin P.O. Box 880 Liilington 27546 (910) 893-9230 

Liilington Mark Morris 106 Summerville Court Liilington 27546 (910) 893-6782 

Macedonia — Danny Jarmon 10556 NC 42 Holly Springs 27540 (919) 552-6674 

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Memorial Clara Langston P.O. Box 115 Buies Creek 27506 (910) 893-3502 

Memorial David Whiteman P.O. Box 448 Buies Creek 27506 (910) 893-9638 

Neill's Creek Unwood Matthews 970 Chalybeate Springs Rd Angier 27501 (919) 639-2559 

Neill's Creek Greg McClaIn 45 Fieldale Drive Lillington 27546 (919) 639-7226 

New Hope A.C. Tatem 5741 Crenshaw Drive Hope Mills 28348 (910) 424-1883 

North Clinton Avenue Jo Lee 242 Lafayette Road Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919) 552-6675 

Oak Grove Rick Jefferds 2405 Mitchell Road Angier 27501 (919) 656-5319 

Piney Grove Wayne Benson 739 Aquilla Road Benson 27504 (919) 894-5441 

Piney Grove TImmy Blair 4440-A Piney Grove Road Angier 27501 (919) 639-2481 

Pleasant Memory Standi Baucom 1062 E. Justin Drive Garner 27529 (919) 550-4939 

Rawls Henry Rawls 469 Piney Grove Rawls Road Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919) 552-5480 

Rawls Lee Newton 10709 US 401 North Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919) 552-6905 

South Erwin Ronnie Byrd 2814 Erwin Chapel Road Dunn 28334 (910) 893-7559 

Swanns Station Russell Blackmon 5145 NC Hwy. 87 N. Sanford 27330 (919) 499-5544 

Trinity Don Rea P.O. Box 579 Angler 27501 (919) 639-8489 

Westfield Ed Taylor 2225 Old Stage Road Erwin 28339 (910) 897-8736 

ORDAINED MINISTERS 

Neil Armstrong 2515 Fordham Drive Fayetteville 28304 (910) 485-4827 

Jimmy Atkinson 2780 Overhills Road Bunnlevel 28323 (910) 893-6413 

Wayne Ballard P.O. Box 603 Buies Creek 27506 (910) 893-1143 

Standi Baucom- 1062 E. Justin Drive Garner 27529 (919) 550-4939 

Dean Beck P.O. Box 1276 Buies Creek 27507 (910) 814-2454 

Grover Blackburn 40 High Meadow Drive Angier 27501 (919) 639-4300 

Russell Blackmon 5145 NC Hwy. 87 North Sanford 27330 (919) 499-5544 

Timmy Blair 4440-A Piney Grove Road Angier 27501 (919) 639-2481 

Kenny Bledsoe P.O. Box 1 17 Angier 27501 (919) 639-8602 

Bryan Boyd P.O. Box 2137 Buies Creek 27506 (910) 814-2825 

Phillip Burden 11954 NC Hwy. 42 Holly Springs 27540 (919) 552-0368 

Lynn Buzzard P.O. Box 891 Buies Creek 27506 (910) 893-8536 

Ronnie Byrd 2814 Erwin Chapel Road Dunn 28334 (910) 893-7559 

Michael Cogdill P.O. Box 455 Buies Creek 27506 (910) 893-6387 

Otis Colston 89 Fairfield Lane Lillington 27546 (919) 639-5488 

Billy Crabtree- 6140 Christian Light Road Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919) 552-5435 

Ken Dalton 105 Deer Run Court Angier 27501 (919) 639-6776 

Bill Daniel 79 Truelove Road Holly Springs 27540 (919) 522-1859 

Ralph Darch 345 Will Lucas Road Linden 28356 (910) 497-2508 

Ricky Davis P.O. Box 1317 Angier 27501 (919) 639-0168 

Dan Deaton P.O. Box 897 Lillington 27546 (910) 814-2539 

Richard Dorman 4345 Ray Road Spring Lake 28390 (910) 436-0196 

Grady Edwards 3600 NC Hwy. 210 South Bunnlevel 28323 (910) 893-4229 

Max Eller 936 Keith Hills Road Ullington 27546 (910) 893-6687 

Stiles Ellyson P.O. Box 354 Buies Creek 27506 (910) 893-5396 

Randy Godwin 1705 Lakeshore Drive Dunn 28334 (910) 892-4788 

Colon Godwin 746 Christmas Tree Road Dunn 28334 (910) 892-6159 

Steve Gordon P.O. Box 27 Bunnlevel 28323 (910) 893-9623 

Carl Graham 759 Wheeler Drive Angier 27501 (919) 639-3143 

Martin Groover P.O. Box 522 Mamers 27552 (910) 893-4678 

Steve Harmon P.O. Box 1736 Buies Creek 27506 (910) 893-5555 

Wayne Hatcher P.O. Box 1679 Buies Creek 27506 (910) 893-6086 

Danny Jarmon 10556 NC 42 Holly Springs 27540 (919) 552-6674 

Rick Jefferds 2405 Mitchell Road Angier 27501 (919) 656-5319 

Joel Johnson 1920 Old U.S. Hwy. 421 Ullington 27546 (910) 893-1158 

Clyde Johnson P.O. Box 176 Broadway 27505 (919) 258-6100 

Glenn Jonas P.O. Box 143 Buies Creek 27506 (910) 893-5658 

Doug Jones P.O. Box 1492 Buies Creek 27506 (910) 814-0440 



Donald Keyser — • P.O. Box 125 Buies Creek 27506 (910) 893-3814 

Leary Knight 11797 US 421 North Broadway 27505 (919) 258-9557 

David Lee 961 0-C NC Hwy. 50 North Angier 27501 (919) 894-7985 

Tom Lee 301 First Street Broadway 27505 (919) 258-6561 

Blair Little 128 Highland Drive Ullington 27546 (910) 893-8017 

George Magiii 212 Magill Drive Broadway 27505 (919) 258-3337 

Greg McCIain 45 Fieldaie Drive Ullington 27546 (919) 639-7226 

Richard i\flcDuffie 777 Miller Road Benson 27504 

Hugh McKinley 304 Nottinghill Walk Apex 27502 (919) 363-6694 

Roy McLamb 2571 Joel Johnson Road Ullington 27546 (910) 893-3012 

Rick McMillan P.O. 1775 Buies Creek 27506 

J. T. Mercado 693 Bill Avery Road Coats 27521 (910) 897-2649 

Karl Minor 105 Carriage Court Dunn 28334 (910) 892-6296 

Jesse Mooney P.O. Box 310 Coats 27521 (910) 897-2741 

Mark Morris 106 Summerville Court Ullington 27546 (910) 893-6782 

Bill Muench 6518 Christian Ught Road Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919) 577-3932 

Woodrow Neal 779 Lafayette Road Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919) 552-9389 

Joe Needham P.O. Box 1805 Buies Creek 27506 (910) 814-21 15 

Frank Neville P.O. Box 277 Buies Creek 27506 (910) 893-4094 

Terry Michael Newell P.O. Box 280 Buies Creek 27506 (910) 893-8860 

Lee Newton 10709 US 401 North Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919) 552-6905 

Wayne Cakes 9436 Jen Mar Drive Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919) 557-61 12 

David Oyster 1804 Holly Springs Ch. Rd. Broadway 27505 (919) 258-3103 

Jerry Parsons 275 Holly Springs Church Road Broadway 27505 (919) 258-3144 

Eslie Phillips 459 Keith Hills Road Ullington 27546 (910) 893-9154 

Charles Rambeau 108 Westfield Drive Dunn 28334 (910) 891-1912 

DonRea P.O. Box 579 Angier 27501 (919) 639-8489 

John Roberson P.O. Box 476 Buies Creek 27506 

Jeff Roberts 1220 Wheeler Drive Angier 27501 (919) 639-9402 

Stephen Rzonca P.O. Box 1083 Dunn 28335 (910) 814-3680 

Joe Sakas 2695 Bethel Baptist Road Spring Lake 28390 (910) 436-3930 

Michael Simmons P.O. Box 473 Buies Creek 27506 (910) 897-1886 

Henry Simpson P.O. Box 332 Buies Creek 27506 (910) 893-5682 

George Stallings 104 Belmont Lane Broadway 27505 (919) 258-3766 

John Stephenson P.O. Box 339 Coats 27521 (910) 897-6162 

Joe Stertz P.O. Box 2123 Buies Creek 27506 (910) 893-7702 

MikeStinson 284 Chalybeate Road Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919) 557-9293 

Donald Strother P.O. Box 483 Buies Creek 27506 (910) 893-5802 

A.C. Tatem 5741 Crenshaw Drive Hope Mills 28348 (910) 424-1883 

ames Taylor -165 Oak Street Ullington 27546 (910) 893-9517 

Jerry Wallace P.O. Box 256 Buies Creek 27506 (910) 893-2988 

Joe Watterson 1756 Holly Springs Church Road Broadway 27505 (919) 258-6008 

Robert West P.O. Box 71 Ullington 27546 (910) 893-9161 

David Whiteman P.O. Box 448 Buies Creek 27506 (910) 893-9638 

Robert Wilson 1916 Holly Springs Church Road Broadway 27505 (919) 258-3140 

Chris Wroten — 346 Hillmon Grove Road Cameron 28326 (919) 499-5315 

Scott Yow P.O. Box 1265 Broadway 27505 (919) 258-0295 



CHURCH LEADERSHIP DIRECTORY 



PASTORS (Church Addresses and Phone Numbers) 

Anderson Creek Community Ralph Darch 2085 Ray Road Spring Lal<e 28390 (910) 436-0548 

Angier Baptist Grover Blackburn P.O. Box 130 Angier 27501 (919)639-6114 

Antioch Baptist Martin Groover P.O. Box 525 IVI am ers 27552 (910)893-5984 

Baptist Chapel -George Stallings P.O. Box 489 Broadway 27505 (919)258-3212 

Baptist Grove Billy Crabtree 6140 Christian Light Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919)552-8592 

Broadway Baptist- Tom Lee P.O. Box 128 Broadway 27505 (919) 258-6031 

Buies Creek First Baptist Michael Simmons P.O. Box 126 Buies Creek 27506 (910) 893-4280 

Calvary Baptist Carl Graham (Interim) 4165 Darroch Road Lillington 27546 (910) 893-4163 

Chalybeate Springs MikeStinson 238 Chalybeate Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919)552-2856 

Coats Baptist Jesse Mooney P.O. Box 297 Coats 27521 (910)897-5173 

Crestview Baptist Don Davis P.O. Box 1342 Dunn 28335 (910)892-2099 

Crossroads Ken Dalton P.O. Box 1177 Uilington 27546 (910)893-9754 

Duncan Baptist Phillip Burden 12024 NC Hwy. 42 Holly Springs 27540 (919) 552-0368 

Dunn First Baptist Karl Minor 309 West Broad Street Dunn 28334 (910) 892-6161 

Dunn Second Baptist 701 Jackson Road Dunn 28334 (910) 892-5832 

East Enrt/in Baptist- P.O. Box 41 6 Erwin 28339 (910) 892-6395 

Erwin First Baptist Glenn Jonas (Interim) P.O. Box 608 Erwin 28339 (910) 897-5766 

Faith Baptist Joe Needham (Interim) 3835 US 301 North Dunn 28334 (910) 892-4636 

Fellowship Baptist James Taylor P.O. Box 1596 Uilington 27546 (910)893-2414 

Flatwoods Community Baptist Roy McLamb P.O. Box 1348 Lillington 27546 (910) 893-8452 

Friendship Baptist Steve Gordon P.O. Box 120 Bunnlevel 28323 (910)893-5901 

Good News Baptist Joel Johnson P.O. Box 670 Lillington 27546 (910) 893-1 158 

Gourd Springs Baptist- Richard Dorman 4575 Ray Road Spring Lake 28390 (910) 497-5430 

Harmony Baptist Grady Edwards 3600 NC Hwy. 210 South Bunnlevel 28323 (910) 893-4229 

Hillmon Grove Baptist Chris Wroten 384 Hillmon Grove Rd Cameron 28326 (919) 499-4913 

Holly Springs Baptist — Jerry Parsons 385 Holly Springs Ch Rd Broadway 27505 (919) 258-6342 

Kennebec Baptist Max Eller (Interim) 9808 Kennebec Church Rd Angier 27501 (919) 639-4021 

Lillington Baptist Mark Morris P.O. Box 670 Lillington 27546 (910) 893-9151 

Macedonia Baptist Danny Jarmon 10481 NC Hwy. 42 Holly Springs 27540 (919)552-7374 

Memorial Baptist- David Whiteman P.O. Box 485 Buies Creek 27506 (910)893-4162 

Neill's Creek Baptist Greg McClain 4200 Neill's Creek Road Angier 27501 (919) 639-6126 

New Hope Baptist A.C. Tatem 293 Bethel Baptist Road Spring Lake 28390 (910) 497-1033 

North Clinton Ave Baptist Randy Godwin (Interim) P.O. Box 1243 Dunn 28335 (910) 892-7497 

Oak Grove Baptist Rick Jefferds 851 Oak Grove Church Road Angier 27501 (919) 639-9720 

Piney Grove Chapel Timmy Blair 4440-A Piney Grove Road Angier 27501 (919) 639-2481 

Pleasant Memory Baptist- Standi Baucom P.O. Box 652 Coats 27521 (910) 897-5028 

Rawls Baptist Lee Newton 10665 US 401 North Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919)552-6905 

Renewed Faith Cecil McNeill (Interim) 597 Woodwind Dr Spring Lake 28390 (910) 436-3068 

South EryN\n Baptist Ronnie Byrd P.O. Box 282 Erwin 28339 (910) 897-4075 

Swanns Station Baptist Russell Blackmon 7592 NC Hwy. 87 N Sanford 27330 (919) 499-4652 

Trinity Baptist Don Rea 29 East Wray Street Angier 27501 (919) 639-2495 

Westfield Baptist- — Wayne Ballard (Interim) 700 North Ashe Avenue Dunn 28334 (910) 892-2216 

ASSOCIATE PASTORS 

Buies Creek First Baptist Rick McMillan P.O. 1775 Buies Creek 27506 (910)814-2957 

Chalybeate Springs — Bill Muench 6518 Christian Light Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919) 577-3932 

Dunn First Baptist Larry Melton 210 N. Wayne Avenue Dunn 28334 (910) 891-5448 

Lillington Baptist Alice Davis P.O. Box 325 Lillington 27546 (910) 814-2190 

Macedonia Baptist Bill Daniel 79 Truelove Road Holly Springs 27540 (919)522-1859 

Trinity Baptist Keith Pleasant P.O. Box 411 Angier 27501 (919)639-3703 



BAPTIST MEN DIRECTORS 

Angier Baptist Earl Gray P.O. Box 116 Kipling 27543 (919) 552-7957 

Antioch Baptist Scott Avery P.O. Box 355 Coats 27521 (910)897-5360 

Baptist Chapel- John Womack 3217 Harward Drive Sanford 27330 (919) 776-8110 

Baptist Grove Baptist Kent Revels 230 Revels Road Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919)552-6854 

Broadway Baptist- Paul Rogers 2603 Peppermill Road Sanford 27330 (919) 258-6928 

Buies Creek First Baptist — J.D. Johnson 75 Gregory Circle Ext. Lillington 27546 (910) 893-9706 

Calvary Baptist Charles Spurgeon 2958 US 401 South Lillington 27546 (910)893-2026 

Chalybeate Springs — Bill Tomlinson 500 Woodman Drive Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919) 552-9443 

Coats Baptist — Lee Shearin 1 14 Whippoon/vill Road Coats 27521 (910) 897-4100 

Dunn First Baptist Kenneth Lee 239 Gibson Lane Dunn 28334 (910) 892-6523 

Enwin First Baptist Wes Parry 104 Fraser Circle Linden 28356 (910) 897-8017 

Faith Baptist Wayne Stanley 1474 Neighbors Road Dunn 28334 (910)892-7344 

Flatwoods Community Baptist Cecil McNeill P.O. Box 1898 Lillington 27546 (910) 814-1196 

Friendship Baptist Ron Ladner 5703 Loop Road Linden 28356 (910)980-0056 

Gourd Springs Baptist- Stevie Griffin 256 McKay Drive Spring Lake 28390 (910)497-1969 

Harmony Baptist Bill Marisette P.O. Box 2316 Lillington 27546 (910)814-0132 

Hillmon Grove Baptist David Valtin 40 Hilltop Lane Sanford 27330 (919) 499-0656 

Holly Springs Baptist Frank Shue 483 Shue Road Broadway 27505 (919) 258-6677 

Lillington Baptist Frank Shelburne 3992 South River Road Lillington 27546 (910)893-2126 

Memorial Baptist Tom McClay 229 Ashton lane Angier 27501 (919)639-6718 

Neill's Creek Baptist Robert Wood P.O. Box 1403 Ullington 27546 (910) 893-2525 

New Hope Baptist John Palmer 2255 Overhills Road Bunnlevel 28323 (910) 893-3210 

Pleasant Memory Baptist- Robert Parries 114 Redfern Drive Cary 2751 1 (919) 481-3929 

Rawls Baptist Ernest Simmons P.O. Box 595 Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919)552-5562 

South EryN'm Baptist Joseph McNeill 237 Titan Roberts Road Lillington 27546 (910) 893-8273 

Swanns Station Baptist Charles Burns 213 Upper Deck Sanford 27330 (919)499-4789 

Westfield Baptist- Abe Elmore P.O. Box 668 Dunn 28334 (910)892-6661 

CHILDREN'S MINISTERS 

Angier Baptist Linda Young 10635 NC Hwy. 210 North Angier 27501 (919) 639-4306 

Antioch Baptist Christine Avery P.O. Box 355 Coats 27521 (910)897-5360 

Buies Creek First Baptist Kim Ballard P.O. Box 603 Buies Creek 27506 (910) 893-1 143 

Chalybeate Springs — Bill Muench 6518 Christian Light Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919) 577-3932 

Crossroads Carol Moffitt 7022 South River Road Lillington 27546 (910)893-6366 

Dunn First Baptist Shane Wallace 811 N. Orange Avenue Dunn 28334 (910)892-6161 

Harmony Baptist Francie Swickrath P.O. Box 2066 Buies Creek 27506 (910)893-3417 

Holly Springs Baptist Janis Martindale 1908 Phillips Drive Sanford 27330 (919)776-9206 

Memorial Baptist Judy Holland 554 Homestead Lane Angier 27501 (910) 639-8929 

Neill's Creek Baptist Diane Buie P.O. Box 1613 Buies Creek 27506 (910) 814-1644 

Rawls Baptist Karen Mangum 656 Baptist Grove Road Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919)552-5535 

Trinity Baptist Pamela Rea P.O. Box 579 Angier 27501 (919)639-8984 

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CLERKS 

Anderson Creek Vickie West 1 1 7 George West Lane Spring Lake 28390 (91 0) 497-0791 

Angier Baptist Donna Sprlngle 33 Dereck Drive Angier 27501 (919) 639-2037 

Antioch Baptist Marjorie Martin P.O. Box 451 Mamers 27552 (910)893-5601 

Baptist Chapel Bonnie Currin P.O. Box 826 Broadway 27505 (919)258-6329 

Baptist Grove Baptist Robert Smith 5371 US 401 North Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919)552-6910 

Broadway Baptist Cynthia Myers 426 Main Street Broadway 27505 (919) 258-9978 

Buies Creek First Carolyn Johnson 1361 Cornelius Harnett Blvd. Lillington 27546 (910)893-4747 

Calvary Baptist Doris Barefoot 335 Quail Road Lillington 27546 (910)893-9200 

Chalybeate Springs Hilda Crocker 4027 Chalybeate Sprgs Rd F-V 27526 (919) 552-3207 

Coats Baptist Linda Butler 163 Melvin Daniel Lane Dunn 28334 (910) 897-4175 

Crossroads Carol Moffitt 7022 South River Road Lillington 27546 (910) 893-6366 

Duncan Baptist T.C. O'Connell 707 Oak Street Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919)552-5477 

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Dunn First Baptist Hilda Wilson 1110 Merry Street Dunn 28334 (910) 892-3215 

Dunn Second Baptist Gary Jackson 108 Kingsway Drive Dunn 28334 (910) 892-1690 

East Enwin Baptist- Lucille Ross 105 West F Street En/vin 28339 

Erwin First Baptist Leah Woodall 408 Old Post Road Enwin 28339 (910) 897-5454 

Faith Baptist Janice Gaskin 2659 Sheriff Johnson Road Llilington 27546 (910)893-2070 

Fellowship Baptist Ruby Babb 600 East McNeill Street Lillington 27546 (910)893-5294 

Flatwoods Mary Ann Kutzer 1989 Joel Johnson Rd Lillington 27546 (910) 893-3029 

Friendship Baptist Fannie Lou Byrd P.O. Box 237 Bunnlevel 28323 (910)893-5128 

Gourd Springs Baptist- Marie Griffin 256 McKay Drive Spring Lake 28390 (910)497-1969 

Harmony Baptist— Delores Carroll 4844 McLeans Chapel Ch Rd Bunnlevel 28323 (910) 893-4319 

Holly Springs Baptist Susan Britt P.O. Box 3781 Sanford 27331 (919)775-6040 

Kennebec Baptist Kathy Dean 7840 Kennebec Ch Rd Willow Springs 27592 (919) 552-5556 

Ullington Baptist Joyce Oliver P.O. Box 713 Lillington 27546 (910)893-2745 

Memorial Baptist Barry Howard 207 Maple Drive En^/in 28339 (910) 897-8541 

Neill's Creek Baptist Robert Wood P.O. Box 1403 Lillington 27546 (910) 893-2525 

New Hope Baptist Faye Cox 185 Cox Pond Lane Spring Lake 28390 (910) 497-4650 

North Clinton Avenue Baptist Jean Sumner 111 Beale Street Dunn 28334 (910) 892-4554 

Oak Grove Baptist Sharon Toney P.O. Box 1544 Buies Creek 27506 (910) 897-4731 

Piney Grove Chapel Baptist Megan Page 170 Twin Oaks Drive Angler 27501 (919) 639-0158 

Pleasant Memory Ramona Franklin West 2155 Keith Hills Rd Ullington 27546 (910) 893-5018 

Rawls Baptist Jane Bradley 1 1 1 Devroah Lane Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919)552-9291 

South Erwin Baptist Gerri Mason 401 Mason Drive En/vin 28339 (910) 897-8311 

Swanns Station Baptist Charles Burns 213 Upper Deck Sanford 27330 (919)499-4789 

Trinity Baptist Wendy Carter 43 Lester Street Angler 27501 (919) 639-4983 

Westfield Baptist- Mary Coffey P.O. Box 1134 Dunn 28335 (910) 892-9379 

DEACON CHAIRMEN 

Anderson Creek Joe Denning 117 George West Lane Spring Lake 28390 (910) 497-0791 

Angier Baptist — Brantley Tutor 280 Montague Road Angler 27501 (919) 639-2542 

Antioch Baptist Harrington Morrison 99 Morrison Road Lillington 27546 (910)893-4681 

Baptist Chapel Ronnie Currin P.O. Box 826 Broadway 27505 (919)258-6329 

Baptist Grove Baptist Craig Senter 6350 Christian Light Road Fuquay-Varina 27526 

Broadway Baptist Tommy Rosser P.O. Box 328 Broadway 27505 (919)258-3756 

Buies Creek First Baptist Demery Austin P.O. Box 519 Buies Creek 27506 (910)893-3263 

Calvary Baptist Robert Butler 4165 Darroch Road Lillington 27546 (910) 893-5389 

Chalybeate Springs Baptist— Rudy Collins 5300 US 401 N. Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919)552-5143 

Coats Baptist Kent Turlington 2613 Cane Mill Road Coats 27521 (910) 897-6751 

Duncan Baptist Phil Weathers 225 Keith Weathers Road Holly Springs 27540 (919) 557-0069 

Dunn First Baptist Phil Fusco 1003 Merry Street Dunn 28334 (910) 892-4546 

Dunn Second Baptist Charles Rambeau 108 Westfield Drive Dunn 28334 (910) 891-1912 

Enwin First Baptist Glenn Godwin 4185 Old Stage Road Erwin 28339 (910) 897-8261 

Faith Baptist Pete Stewart 1724 US 301 South Dunn 28334 (910) 892-6694 

Fellowship Baptist Gene Hickman P.O. Box 266 Buies Creek 27506 (910)893-3077 

Flatwoods Community Baptist — Julius McNeill 759 Adams Road Ullington 27546 (910)893-2595 

Friendship Baptist Richard Byrd P.O. Box 237 Bunnlevel 28323 (910)893-5128 

Gourd Springs Baptist- Woody Griffin 371 Bernard Street Spring Lake 28390 (910)497-2049 

Harmony Baptist William King 1663 Loop Road Bunnlevel 28323 (910) 893-5411 

Hillmon Grove Baptist— Jim Randolph 2714 Hillmon Grove Road Cameron 28326 (919)498-0849 

Holly Springs Baptist J.C. Suggs 924 Broadway Road Sanford 27330 (919) 776-2640 

Kennebec Baptist —Jack Floyd 8402 Amanda Cassie Road Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919) 639-0624 

Ullington Baptist Larry Currin P.O. Box 880 Ullington 27546 (910)893-9230 

Macedonia Baptist Ken Wheeler 1306 W. Stephenson Rd Holly Springs 27540 (919)552-3386 

Memorial Baptist Jon Powell P.O. Box 1384 Buies Creek 27506 (910)814-2743 

Neill's Creek Baptist Robert Wood P.O. Box 1403 Ullington 27546 (910) 893-2525 

New Hope Baptist Benny Cox 185 Cox Pond Lane Spring Lake 28390 (910) 497-4650 

North Clinton Avenue Baptist Del Wheeler 1501 Fairview Street Dunn 28334 (910) 892-4236 

Oak Grove Baptist Mark Gaskin 2601 Sheriff Johnson Road Ullington 27546 (910)893-8494 

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Piney Grove Chapel Baptist Wayne Benson 739 Aquilla Road Benson 27504 (919) 894-5441 

Rawls Baptist — Thomas Moore 5550 Rawls Churcii Road Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919) 552-4028 
Renewed Faith Baptist — Ralph Vasquez 597 Woodwind Drive Spring Lake 28390 (910) 436-6838 

South Erwin Baptist- David Crane 103 Daisy Street Dunn 28334 (910) 892-5867 

Swanns Station Baptist Wayne Bruton 1 71 Walker Road Sanford 27330 (919)499-9562 

Trinity Baptist Gary Dupree 29 East Wray Street Angier 27501 

Westfield Baptist- Ed Taylor 2225 Old Stage Road Erwin 28339 (910)897-8736 

DISCIPLESHIP TRAINING DIRECTORS 

Antioch Baptist Grace Rouse 9102 Old US 421 Broadway 27505 (919) 258-3264 

Antioch Baptist JoAnn Purr Lot 15, Flat Branch Run Broadway 27505 (919) 258-5953 

Broadway Baptist Tom Lee 301 First Street Broadway 27505 (919)258-6561 

Calvary Baptist Barbara Butler 4165 Darroch Road Lillington 27546 (910) 893-5389 

Dunn First Baptist Phil Fusco 1 003 Merry Street Dunn 28334 (910)892-4546 

Friendship Baptist Mildred Page P.O. Box 626 Ullington 27546 (910) 893-3321 

Harmony Baptist Gregory Edwards 3600 NC 210 South Bunnlevel 28323 (910)893-4226 

Hillmon Grove Baptist WyleneKeily 403 West Road Cameron 28326 (919)499-5350 

North Clinton Avenue Baptist — Lindy Wood 607 N. Orange Avenue Dunn 28334 (910) 892-3053 
Westfield Baptist- Steve DeVane 3898 NC 82 Dunn 28334 (910)892-2920 

EDUCATION MINISTERS 

Dunn First Baptist Larry Melton 210 N. Wayne Avenue Dunn 28334 (910) 891-5448 

Holly Springs Baptist Cynthia Spivey 114 Red Cedar Lane Sanford 27330 (919)776-0428 

EVANGELISM COUNCIL CHAIRMEN 

Coats Baptist Anthony Beasley P.O. Box 1262 Coats 27521 (910) 897-4887 

Dunn First Baptist Gladys Pope 907 E. Pope Street Dunn 28334 (910) 892-2568 

Memorial Baptist Eslie Phillips 459 Keith Hills Road Ullington 27546 (910)893-9154 

MEDIA LIBRARY DIRECTORS 

Antioch Baptist Faye Denkins 2313 Old US 421 Lillington 27546 (910)893-4968 

Buies Creek First Baptist Celia Melvin P.O. Box 306 Buies Creek 27506 (910) 893-9445 

Fellowship Baptist KathyCorbitt P.O. Box 21 6 Ullington 27546 (910)893-8650 

Kennebec Baptist Donna Reichert 2937 Tram Road Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919)639-6669 

Macedonia Baptist Laura Wood 61 12 Hope Lane Road Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919) 557-1265 

Memorial Baptist- Marguerite Gupton P.O. Box 1115 Buies Creek 27506 (910)893-9821 

North Clinton Avenue Baptist Margaret Cox 1 69 Francis Drive Dunn 28334 (910)892-2655 

Swanns Station — Jewel Pappendick 5930 Rosser-Pittman Road Sanford 27330 (919) 499-1374 

MISSION DEVELOPMENT CHAIRMEN 

Anderson Creek Darlene Satterfield 8421 Peggy Street Spring Lake 28390 (910) 436-6931 

Buies Creek First Baptist Vivian Simpson P.O. Box 332 Buies Creek 27506 (910) 893-5682 

Coats Baptist— C.T. Clayton 463 McLamb Road Coats 27521 (910) 897-8690 

Faith Baptist Billy Ray McLamb 2006 Hobson Road Dunn 28334 (910) 892-3576 

Flatwoods Community Baptist Dawn Rogers P.O. Box 636 Lillington 27546 (910) 814-0901 

H ami ony Baptist John Atkins P.O. Box 663 Ullington 27546 (910)893-3731 

Macedonia Baptist -Walt Edwards 205 E. Ransom St, #2-B Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919) 552-8247 

Memorial Baptist LeonoreTuck P.O. Box 96 Buies Creek 27506 (910)893-3717 

Swanns Station Baptist — Shirley Crissman 1301 Broadway Road Sanford 27330 (919) 776-0106 

MUSIC MINISTERS 

Anderson Creek Community Chris Kreh 117 Collier Drive Linden 28356 (919) 482-0061 

Angier Baptist Darwin Townsend 2953 Tram Road Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919)639-8993 

Antioch Baptist Christine Avery P.O. Box 355 Coats 27521 (910)897-5360 

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Baptist Chapel Clara Howard 263 Howard Farm Lane Sanford 27330 (919) 258-6226 

Baptist Grove Baptist Joe Starr 104 East Spring Street Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919) 552-7312 

Broadway Baptist -Carolyn Walls 114 Edgewater Drive Broadway 27505 (919)258-9733 

Buies Creek First Baptist Dorothy Mullins P.O. Box 342 Buies Creek 27506 (910)893-1942 

Calvary Baptist Linda Holder 1475 Leaflet Church Road Ullington 27546 (910)893-2815 

Chalybeate Springs Baptist— Marsha Dorman 613 Parker St Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919) 552-3441 

Coats Baptist — Christy Wilson 1053 Silas Moore Road Benson 27504 (919)894-8154 

Crossroads Vanessa Dalton 105 Deer Run Court Angler 27501 (919) 639-6776 

Duncan Baptist Mike Howland Route 1 Holly Springs 27540 (919) 557-0483 

Dunn Rrst Baptist Larry Melton 210 N. Wayne Avenue Dunn 28334 (910) 891-5448 

East Enft^in Baptist- ■ Gary Melvin P.O. Box 41 6 Erwin 28339 (910)897-5669 

Erwin First Baptist Teresa Aiken 202 South 11th Street Envin 28339 (910)897-3225 

Faith Baptist Janice Gaskin 2659 Sheriff Johnson Road Ullington 27546 (910)893-2070 

Fellowship Baptist Sandra Taylor 165 Oak Street Ullington 27546 (910)893-9517 

Flatwoods Dorothy McLamb 2571 JoelJohnson Road Ullington 27546 (910)893-3012 

Gourd Springs Baptist- Woody Griffin 371 Bernard Street Spring Lake 28390 (910)497-2049 

Harmony Baptist Christopher Johnson 1 722 Temple Road Bunnlevel 28323 (91 0) 893-8846 

Hillmon Grove Baptist Bill Hayes 190 Roberts Road Sanford ^7330 (919)499-9665 

Holly Springs Baptist— ^ Cynthia Spivey 114 Red Cedar Lane Sanford 27330 (919) 776-0428 

Ullington Baptist Kathy Sutter P.O. Box 1083 Ullington 27546 (910) 893-9510 

Ullington Baptist ~ Billl Sutter P.O. Box 1083 Ullington 27546 (910)893-9510 

Macedonia Baptist Keith Hocutt 31 McDowell Drive Wake Forest 27587 (919)562-0789 

Memorial Baptist Patty Jung P.O. Box 248 Buies Creek 27506 (910)893-4851 

Neill's Creek Baptist Gary Taylor 307 Coleridge Drive Dunn 28334 (910)892-4712 

New Hope Baptist Joy Thomas 1040 Shady Grove Road Spring Lake 28390 (910) 497-5213 

North Clinton Avenue Baptist — Jo Lee 242 Lafayette Road Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919) 552-6675 

Oak Grove Baptist Shirley Jefferds 2405 Mitchell Road Angier 27501 (919) 639-6862 

Piney Grove Chapel Baptist— Don Honeycutt 7504 Moss Valley Ct Raleigh 27603 (919) 779-6814 

Pleasant Memory Baptist- Lewanne Morris P.O. Box 102 Buies Creek 27506 (910) 814-2431 

Rawls Baptist Janie Baker 1 10 Pine Street Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919) 552-0135 

South Erwin Baptist Charles Price 401 South 14th Street Erwin 28339 (910) 897-4812 

Swanns Station Baptist Gerry Ellis 3309 Westcott Circle Sanford 27330 (919)776-5203 

Trinity Baptist Judy Johnson 266 N. Broad Street East Angier 27501 (919) 639-8521 

Westfield Baptist- Victor Quick 506 East J Street Erwin 28339 (910) 897-5651 

PRAYER MINISTRY COORDINATORS 

Dunn First Baptist Jacona Hester 99 Happy Trails Lane Dunn 28334 (910) 892-2426 

Dunn Second Baptist Treva Morris Rt. 7, Box 220 Dunn 28334 (910) 892-6200 

Hillmon Grove Baptist Margaret Guy 21 Honeysuckle Court Cameron 28326 (919)498-3362 

Macedonia Baptist Danny Jarmon 10556 NC 42 Holly Springs 27540 (919)552-6674 

Memorial Baptist Stiles Ellyson P.O. Box 354 Buies Creek 27506 (910)893-5396 

PRESCHOOL MINISTERS 

Angier Baptist Paula Gremilllon 517 Hillcrest Drive Garner 27529 (919)553-8370 

Buies Creek First Baptist Kim Ballard P.O. Box 603 Buies Creek 27506 (910) 893-1143 

Crossroads Carol Moffitt 7022 South River Road Ullington 27546 (910)893-6366 

Dunn First Baptist Shane Wallace 811 N. Orange Avenue Dunn 28334 (910)892-6161 

Holly Springs Baptist Mancy Wilson 8099 Old US 421 Ullington 27546 (910) 893-8980 

Rawls Baptist — Monica Dickerson 5570 Rawls Church Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919) 567-1842 

SECRETARIES 

Angier Baptist Sondra Matthews 1234 Montague Road Angier 27501 (919) 639-2319 

Antioch Baptist Marjorie Martin P.O. Box 451 Mamers 27552 (910)893-5601 

Baptist Chapel- Barbara Dickens 2530 Holly Springs Church Rd Broadway 27505 (919) 258-6024 

Baptist Grove Baptist- Lisa Williams 5546 US 401 N. Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919)552-8592 

Broadway Baptist Cynthia Myers 426 Main Street Broadway 27505 (919) 258-9978 

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Buies Creek First Baptist Addie McGarity 1636 Loop Road Bunnlevel 28323 (910)893-5765 

Calvary Baptist Linda Holder 1475 Leaflet Churcti Road Lillington 27546 (910) 893-2815 

Chalybeate Springs — Vickie Turner 71 08 Starchase Lane Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919)552-0899 

Coats Baptist Linda Cameron 372 Oak Street Lillington 27546 (910)893-9812 

Crossroads Sandra Price 2870 Titan Roberts Road Enfl/in 28339 (910) 814-8511 

Dunn First Baptist Sherri IMIcKinnon 151 Jackson Trail Dunn 28334 (910)892-8655 

Enrt/in First Baptist Deana Parry 104 Fraser Circle Linden 28356 (910) 897-8017 

Faith Baptist Sandra Jaclcson 109 Rose Circle Dunn 28334 (910) 892-2993 

Faith Baptist Tammye Jaclcson 1 09 Rose Circle Dunn 28334 (910)892-2993 

Fellowship Baptist — Debbie Currin 767 Spring Hill Church Road Lillington 27546 (910)893-3189 

Flatwoods Mary Ann Kutzer 1989 Joel Johnson Road Lillington 27546 (910) 893-3029 

Friendship Baptist Barbara Byrd 7335 Ross Road En^/in 28339 (910) 893-4895 

Gourd Springs Baptist- Brenda Schlink 4280 Ray Road Spring Lake 28390 (910)436-0362 

Harmony Baptist -Lisa Morris 231 Loop Road Bunnlevel 28323 (910)893-2942 

Hillmon Grove Baptist — Becky Wroten 346 Hillmon Grove Road Cameron 28326 (919) 499-5315 

Holly Springs Baptist Susan Britt P.O. Box 3781 Sanford 27331 (919) 775-6040 

Kennebec Baptist Donna Reichert 2937 Tram Road Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919)639-6669 

Lillington Baptist — Roxann Granger P.O. Box 2900 Buies Creek 27506 (910)893-5406 

Macedonia Baptist Kimberiy Baker 10744 NC Hwy. 42 Holly Springs 27540 (919) 552-2599 

Memorial Baptist- Connie Ennis P.O. Box 485 Buies Creek 27506 (910)893-4162 

Neill's Creek Baptist — Cassandra Holt 273 Chalybeate Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919)552-8980 

New Hope Baptist Deanna Burdick 152 Our Way Linden 28356 (910) 814-0259 

Pleasant Memory Baptist- Lewanne Norris P.O. Box 102 Buies Creek 27506 (910)814-2431 

South Erwin Baptist Delores Crane Rt. 4, Box 761 Dunn 28334 (91 0) 897-8449 

Swanns Station Marie Morris 701 D Timber Place, Wicker St. Sanford 27330 (919)708-7085 

Trinity Baptist Betty Smith 1266 Young Road Angler 27501 (919)639-2423 

Westfield Baptist- Judy Glover 1 004 Walnut Drive En^/in 28339 (910)897-7768 

STEWARDSHIP CHAIRMEN 

Anderson Creek Joe Denning 117 George West Lane Spring Lake 28390 (910) 497-0791 

Angler Baptist Ted Honeycutt 8254 NC Hwy. 210 North Angier 27501 (919) 639-4440 

Buies Creek First Baptist — Win Quakenbush P.O. Box 1645 Buies Creek 27506 (919) 639-0304 

Calvary Baptist Larry Roberts 1196 Big Branch Road Sanford 27330 (919) 499-4645 

Dunn First Baptist John Hudson 1579 Jonesboro Road Dunn 28334 (910) 892-9092 

Faith Baptist Pete Stewart 1724 US 301 South Dunn 28334 (910) 892-6694 

Fellowship Baptist Connie Beard P.O. Box 841 Lillington 27546 (910)893-5097 

Harmony Baptist Michael Elledge 104Tirzah Drive Lillington 27546 (910) 893-3417 

Hillmon Grove Baptist Jim Randolph 2714 Hillmon Grove Rd Cameron 28326 (919) 498-0849 

Holly Springs Baptist Brenda Burgess 459 Nursery Road Lillington 27546 (910) 893-5735 

Memorial Baptist- Willis Gupton P.O. Box 11 15 Buies Creek 27506 (910)893-9821 

Piney Grove Chapel Baptist Wayne Benson 739 Aquilla Road Benson 27504 (919) 894-5441 

Swanns Station Baptist Carroll Rickard 7256 Hwy. 87 South Sanford 27330 (919) 499-9592 

Trinity Baptist Joe Pleasant 29 East Wray Street Angier 27501 

Westfield Baptist- Charies Carpenter 400 Canterbury Drive Dunn 28334 (910) 892-7029 

SUNDAY SCHOOL DIRECTORS ^^ 

Anderson Creek Community Shiriey Darch 345 Will Lucas Road Linden 28356 (910) 497-2508 

Angier Baptist MackMcLeod P.O. Box 120 Angier 27501 (919)639-4862 

Antioch Baptist Ricky West P.O. Box 262 Ullington 27546 (910)893-2263 

Baptist Chapel- Franklin Womack 1 599 Buckhorn Road Sanford 27330 (919)258-6599 

Baptist Grove Baptist Ray Eubanks 1 14 Twin Oaks Drive Angier 27501 (919) 639-31 88 

Broadway Baptist- Ray Thornton 3715 Woodside Drive Sanford 27330 (919)774-8030 

Buies Creek First Baptist Allen Huggins 109 West Pope Street Dunn 28334 (910) 897-2005 

Calvary Baptist Norman Wallace 8406 NC Hwy 27 West Ullington 27546 (910) 893-4494 

Chalybeate Springs — Bill Tomlinson 500 Woodman Drive Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919)552-9443 

Coats Baptist Ronald Avery 100 Country Meadow Lane Coats 27521 (910) 897-3167 

Duncan Baptist T.C. O'Connell 707 Oak Street Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919)552-5477 

Dunn First Baptist Chuck Turnage 610 West Divine Street Dunn 28334 (910) 892-2297 

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Dunn Second Baptist Lonal Whittonson 1110 Friendly Road Dunn 28334 (910) 892-5428 

East En/vin Baptist Bob Hedgepath P.O. Box 416 Erwin 28339 

Erwin First Baptist Pat Cameron 501 South 8tli Street Erwin 28339 (910)897-6321 

Faith Baptist Tammye Jackson 1 09 Rose Circle Dunn 28334 (910)892-2993 

Fellowship Baptist Sandra Taylor 165 Oak Street Lillington 27546 (910)893-9517 

Fiatwoods Community Baptist Neil McLeod 908 Adams Road Lillington 27546 (910) 893-5271 

Friendship Baptist Donald Dawson 786 Elliot Bridge Road Fayetteville 2831 1 (910) 488-4683 

Gourd Springs Baptist- Jack Smith 119 Rosebud Street Spring Lake 28390 (910) 497-8740 

Harmony Baptist Bill Marlsette P.O. Box 2316 Lillington 27546 (910)814-0132 

Hillmon Grove Baptist — George Simmons 16048 NC Hwy. 27 W. Sanford 27330 (919) 499-6423 

Holly Springs Baptist BuckWomack 10315 US 421 North Broadway 27505 (919)258-6308 

Kennebec Baptist — Seth Sanchez 1609 Quail Grove Road Willow Springs 27592 (919) 557-3157 

Lillington Baptist Barry Knox P.O. Box 83 Lillington 27546 (910) 893-5550 

Macedonia Baptist Danny Jarmon 10556 NC 42 Holly Springs 27540 (919) 552-6674 

Memorial Baptist Jim Roberts 133 Spring Lane Lillington 27546 (910) 814-2812 

Neill's Creek Baptist Susan Thornbrough 81 Whit Court Angier 27501 (919)639-6334 

Neill's Creek Baptist ■ Joey Collins 1245 E. Wimberly Angier 27501 (919)639-2649 

New Hope Baptist Joe Sakas 2695 Bethel Baptist Road Spring Lake 28390 (910) 436-3930 

North Clinton Avenue Baptist Toby Sumner 1 1 1 Beale Street Dunn 28334 (910) 892-4554 

Oak Grove Baptist Kelly Baucom 2521 Mitchell Road Angier 27501 (919)639-4695 

Piney Grove Ronnie Honeycutt 605 Wagstaff Road Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919) 552-2777 

Pleasant Memory Baptist- Denise Penny 495 Young Road Angier 27501 (919) 639-0523 

Rawls Baptist Jim Holder 64 Woodland Drive Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919)552-0621 

South Erwin Baptist Danny Dickens 305 West A Street Erwin 28339 (910) 897-3062 

Swanns Station Baptist Larry Mansfield 4681 Cox Mill Road Sanford 27330 (919)258-3575 

Trinity Baptist-— Jeff Hardin Young Road Angier 72501 (919) 639-6900 

Westfield Baptist- Drew Woerner 5108 Huntington Drive Dunn 28334 (910) 897-5133 

TREASURERS 

Anderson Creek Darlene Satterfield 8421 Peggy Street Spring Lake 28390 (910)436-6931 

Angier Baptist Freddie McLean P.O. Box 1720 Angier 27501 (919)639-4915 

Antioch Baptist Marjorie Martin P.O. Box 451 Mamers 27552 (910)893-5601 

Baptist Chapel ■ Donna Baylor 4932 Buckhorn Road Sanford 27330 (919) 258-5122 

Baptist Grove Baptist Kelly Hallman 840 Rawls Club Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919) 552-8776 

Broadway Baptist- Donna Johnson 216 Beale Drive Broadway 27505 (919) 258-3710 

Buies Creek First Baptist Eugene Davis 33 Gregory Circle Ext. Lillington 27546 (910) 893-3264 

Calvary Baptist Iris McDonald P.O. Box 2553 Ullington 27546 (910)893-4798 

Coats Baptist Dovie Beasley P.O. Box 476 Coats 27521 (910)897-5296 

Crossroads Addle McGarity 1636 Loop Road Bunnlevel 28323 (910)893-5765 

Duncan Baptist Betty Betts 30 Betts Road Holly Springs 27540 (919)552-5466 

Dunn First Baptist Steve Herring 205 West Pope Street Dunn 28334 (910)892-8879 

Dunn Second Baptist Gina Rambeau 1 08 Westfield Drive Dunn 28334 (910)891-1912 

East Erwin Baptist Carolyn Avery P.O. Box 485 Dunn 28335 (910)892-7696 

Enrt/in First Baptist Zada Mulcahy 431 Bumpas Creek Access Dunn 28334 (910)897-7607 

Faith Baptist — Gladys Altman 3855 US 301 North Dunn 28334 (910)892-2833 

Fellowship Baptist Michael Thomas 4021 South River Road Lillington 27546 (910)814-2852 

Fiatwoods Community Baptist — Julius McNeill 759 Adams Road Lillington 27546 (910) 893-2595 

Friendship Baptist Paula Dunham 9489 Giles Road Linden 28356 (910) 980-0242 

Gourd Springs Baptist- Brenda Haire 354 Taylor Road Spring Lake 28390 (910) 893-4368 

Harmony Baptist Julia Atkins P.O. Box 663 Lillington 27546 (910)893-3731 

Hillmon Grove Baptist Ruby Nalley 129 Old NC 87 Cameron 28326 (919) 498-2074 

Holly Springs Baptist Brenda Burgess 459 Nursery Road Lillington 27546 (910) 893-5735 

Kennebec Baptist — Dottle Sanchez 1609 Quail Grove Rd Willow Springs 27592 (919) 557-3157 

Lillington Baptist Linda Cameron 372 Oak Street Lillington 27546 (910)893-9812 

Macedonia Baptist Kimberly Baker 10744 NC Hwy. 42 Holly Springs 27540 (919) 552-2599 

Memorial Baptist Alton Hardison P.O. Box 576 Buies Creek 27506 (910)893-8171 

Neill's Creek Baptist Joyce Jones P.O. Box 211 Angier 27501 (919)639-4548 



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New Hope Baptist Charles Stone 283 Raynor Road Spring Lake 28390 {910)497-0051 

North Clinton Avenue Baptist Linda Page 66 Paradise l_ane Dunn 28334 (910)892-2625 

Oal< Grove Baptist Donald Roberts P.O. Box 422 Coats 27521 (910) 894-5856 

Piney Grove Cliapel Baptist Susan Benson 739 Aquilla Road Benson 27504 (919) 894-5441 

Piney Grove Chapel Baptist Wayne Benson 739 Aquilla Road Benson 27504 (919) 894-5441 

Pleasant Memory Baptist- Debra Stephens 1057 Denning Road Angler 27501 (919)897-4248 

Rawls Chester Snipes 3817 Piney Grove Wilbon Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919)552-2798 

Renewed Faith Baptist Janice Stewart 444-A Elliott Bridge Road Spring Lake 28390 

South Erwin Baptist GerrI Mason 401 Mason Drive Erwin 28339 (910) 897-8311 

Swanns Station Marie Morris 701 D Timber Place. Wicker St. Sanford 27330 (919)708-7085 

Trinity Baptist ■ Marie Pleasant P.O. Box 667 Angier 27501 (919) 639-2810 

Westfield Baptist- Phillip Harrison 303 Chaucer Court Dunn 28334 (910)892-4453 



WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION DIRECTORS 

Angier Baptist Avis Hall P.O. Box 155 Angier 27501 (919) 639-2394 

Antioch Baptist Becky Allen 8253 Old US 421 Lillington 27546 (910) 893-5117 

Baptist Chapel Donna Baylor 4932 Buckhorn Road Sanford 27330 (919) 258-5122 

Baptist Grove Baptist Ann Faircloth 1730 US 421 North Ullington 27546 (910)893-5110 

Broadway Baptist Jean Jones 306 First Street Broadway 27505 (919)258-6036 

Buies Creek First Baptist Vivian Simpson P.O. Box 332 Buies Creek 27506 (910) 893-5682 

Calvary Baptist Faye Pilcher P.O. Box 2243 Sanford 27330 (919) 499-6948 

Chalybeate Springs - Sammy Overby 568 Baptist Grove Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919)552-5398 

Coats Baptist Jo West 381 NT Whittington Lane Dunn 28334 (910)897-6378 

Duncan Baptist Patsy O'Connell 707 Oak Street Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919)552-5477 

Dunn First Baptist Kathy Mann 307 S. 17th Street En/vin 28339 (910)897-7598 

Dunn Second Baptist Rebecca Gauldin 807 Maple Avenue Dunn 28334 (910) 892-6870 

East En/vin Baptist- Opal Colville P.O. Box 652 Erwin 28339 (910) 892-8801 

En/vin First Baptist Edna Stephens 304 North 12th Street EnA/in 28339 (910) 897-5707 

Faith Baptist Leola Ivey 1912 Hobson Road Dunn 28334 (910) 892-5155 

Flatwoods Community Baptist- Evelyn Chambers P.O. Box 1 1 12 Lillington 27546 (910) 893-5188 

Friendship Baptist Kathryn Heinzman 718 West J Street En/vin 28339 (910)897-6144 

Gourd Springs Baptist- Marie Griffin 256 McKay Drive Spring Lake 28390 (910)497-1969 

Harmony Baptist— Delores Carroll 4844 McLeans Chapel Ch Rd Bunnlevel 28323 (910) 893-4319 
Hillmon Grove — Chariene Randolph 2714 Hillmon Grove Road Cameron 28326 (919) 498-0849 

Holly Springs Baptist Debra Storey 3278 Cool Springs Road Broadway 27505 (919) 258-5769 

Kennebec Baptist Debbie Tutor 1143 Purfoy Road Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919)552-6497 

Lillington Baptist Amanda Salmon 543 Peach Farm Road Lillington 27546 (910) 814-2222 

Macedonia Baptist Jane Jarmon 10556 NO 42 Holly Springs 27540 (919)552-6674 

Memorial Baptist Joyce Pulliam 158 Burkot Road Lillington 27546 (910) 893-3136 

Neill's Creek Baptist — Sharon Smith 3565 Johnston County Road Angier 27501 (919) 639-3652 

New Hope Baptist Kay Sakas 2695 Bethel Baptist Road Spring Lake 28390 (910) 436-3930 

North Clinton Avenue Baptist Rachel Pearson P.O. Box 951 Dunn 28335 (910) 892-4313 

Oak Grove Baptist Jolan Garner P.O. Box 423 Buies Creek 27506 (910) 893-2788 

Pleasant Memon/ - Ramona Franklin West 2155 Keith Hills Road Lillington 27546 (910) 893-5018 
Rawls Baptist — Faye Washington 5585 Rawls Church Rd Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919)552-5450 

South Erwin Baptist Katherine Wood 1 18 Wilson Street EnA/in 28339 (910) 892-8345 

Swanns Station Baptist — Shiriey Crissman 1301 Broadway Road Sanford 27330 (919) 776-0106 
Westfield Baptist- Judy Taylor 2225 Old Stage Road En^/in 28339 (910)897-8736 

YOUTH MINISTERS 

Angier Baptist Joe Stertz P.O. Box 2123 Buies Creek 27506 (910)893-7702 

Antioch Baptist Christine Avery P.O. Box 355 Coats 27521 (910)897-5360 

Baptist Grove Jeff Everett 109 Back Break Acres Lane Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919)567-9419 

Broadway Baptist Leslie Krieger 1 70-A Wedgewood Drive Spring Lake 28390 (910) 496-0441 

Chalybeate Springs Bill Muench 6518 Christian Light Road Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919)577-3932 
Coats Baptist Rodney Wilson 1053 Silas Moore Road Benson 27504 (919) 894-8154 

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Crossroads David McNees P.O. Box 1178 Buies Creek 27506 (910)893-3913 

Dunn First Baptist- Shane Wallace 811 N. Orange Avenue Dunn 28334 (910)892-6161 

Faith Baptist Sean Goss P.O. Box 2963 Buies Creek 27506 (910) 814-0602 

Flatwoods Dorothy McLamb 2571 Joel Johnson Road Lillington 27546 (910) 893-3012 

Harmony Baptist Francie Swickrath P.O. Box 2066 Buies Creek 27506 (910) 893-3417 

Holly Springs Baptist Scott Yow P.O. Box 1265 Broadway 27505 (919)258-0295 

Kennebec Bethany McLaurin Campbell P.O. Box 1756 Buies Creek 27506 (919) 893-7344 

Ullington Baptist Robbie Clack P.O.Box 1942 Lillington 27546 (910)814-2874 

Memorial Baptist Mason Smith P.O. Box 2464 Buies Creek 27506 (910)893-6774 

Neill's Creek Baptist Scott Reavis 281 Marshbanks Apt. 8 Buies Creek 27506 (910) 814-1924 

Piney Grove Ronnie Honeycutt 605 Wagstaff Road Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919)552-2777 

Rawls Baptist Trade Holder 64 Woodland Drive Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919)552-0621 

Trinity Baptist -Keith Pleasant P.O. Box 411 Angier 27501 (919)639-3703 



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The Little River Baptist Association 
124tli Annual Meeting 

"LIVING THE FAITH: Celebrating God's Family" 



FIRST SESSION - New Hope Baptist Church, Spring Lake, NC 
Monday, October 25, 1999 

6:55 Prelude Sandra Deaton 

7:00 Hymn of Praise No. 386 'The Family of God' 

7:05 Call to Order David Whiteman 

Adoption of Program Agenda 

Welcome and Invocation by Host Pastor. A. C. Tatem 

Recognition of New Pastors and Staff 

7:15 Message from DOM Daniel Deaton 

7:25 Reports 

Treasurer's Report Marshall Woodall 

Presentation of Budget Richard Byrd 

Clerk's Report Jo Lee 

Appointments by the Moderator David Whiteman 

7:45 Miscellaneous Business 

7:50 Hymn of Praise No. 379 'Brethren, We Have Met To Worship' 

7:55 Offertory Sandra Deaton 

8:00 New Work Report Good News, Hilimon Grove, Renewed Faith 

South Africa Report Alice Davis 

Kim Core 

8:25 Worship through Music New Hope Baptist Church Choir 

8:35 Message by South Africa Pastor Nicki Coertze 

9:05 Benediction A. C. Tatem 



SECOND SESSION - Rawls Baptist Church, Fuquay-Varina, NC 
Tuesday, October 26, 1999 

2:55 Prelude Shirley Simmons 

3:00 Call to Order Earl Gray 

3:05 Hymn of Praise No. 386 'The Family of God' 

Welcome and Invocation by Host Pastor. Lee Newton 



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3:10 Reports 

Woman's Missionary Union Dorothy Barham 

Baptist Men Earl Gray 

Disaster Recovery Marion Hobbs 

Vacation Bible School Kim Hendrick 

3:50 Business Session 
Adoption of Budget 

Adoption of Nominating Committee Report 
Resolutions Committee 
Executive Committee Report 

4:10 Hymn of Praise No. 401 "Break Out, O Church of God' 

4:15 Future Ministry David Oyster 

4:25 Evangelism Michael Simmons 

4:35 Miscellaneous Business 
4:45 Worship with Special Music 

4:50 Report on Belarussian Children's Ministry. Donald Dawson 

5:10 Baptist Foundation Max Eller 

5:30 Benediction and Blessing for Meal Lee Newton 



THIRD SESSION - Rawls Baptist Church, Fuquay-Varina, NC 
Tuesday, October 26, 1999 

6:55 Prelude Sarah Bradley 

7:00 Call to Order David Whiteman 

Hymn of Praise No. 386 'The Family of God' 

Invocation Grady Edwards 

7:10 New Ministries 

Holland Crossroads Charles Rambeau 

K ., Prison Ministry Roy McLamb 

Hispanic Ministry Jim Wright 

7:25 Report from Honduras Dwight Smith 

Frank Layton 

Johnny Patterson 

7:40 Registration Report Jo Lee 

7:45 Memorial Tom Lee 

7:55 Worship with Special Music Rawls Baptist Choir 

8:00 Message Don Bouldin 

8:45 Hymn of Praise No. 387 'Blest Be The Tie' 

9:00 Benediction Daniel Deaton 



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PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS 

Mrs. Dorothy Barham Associational WMU Director 

Dr. Don Bouldin Executive Leader of Congregational Services, BSC 

IVIrs. Sarah Bradley , Rawls Baptist Church 

Mr. Richard Byrd Associational Chairman of Finance Committee 

Rev. Nickl Coertze Pastor, Christ Baptist Church, Pietersburg, South Africa 

Mrs. Kim Core Dunn First Baptist Church 

Mrs. Alice Davis Associational South Africa Partnership Director 

Mr. Donald Dawson Associational Chairman of Belarus Steering Committee 

Rev. Daniel Deaton Director of Missions 

Mrs. Sandra Deaton Pianist, Antioch Baptist Chuch 

Rev. Grady Edwards Pastor, Harmony Baptist Church 

Rev. Max Eller Associational Baptist Foundation Committee Member 

Mr. Earl Gray.. Associational Baptist Men Director 

Mrs. Kim Hendrick Associational VBS Director 

Mr. Marion Hobbs Associational Disaster Recovery Team Director 

Mr. Frank Layton Holly Springs Baptist Church 

Mrs. Jo Lee Associational Clerk 

Rev. Tom Lee Pastor, Broadway Baptist Church 

Rev. Roy McLamb Pastor, Flatwoods Baptist Church 

Rev. Lee Newton Pastor, Rawls Baptist Church 

Rev. David Oyster Associational Church Planter Assistant 

Mr. Johnny Patterson Holly Springs Baptist Church 

Rev. Charles Rambeau Associational Church Planter 

Mrs. Shirley Simmons Assistant Pianist, Rawls Baptist Church 

Dr. Michael Simmons Pastor, Buies Creek First Baptist Church 

Mr. Dwight Smith Holly Springs Baptist Church 

Rev. A.C. Tatem Pastor, New Hope Baptist Church 

Dr. David Whiteman Pastor, Memorial Baptist Church 

Mr. Marshall Woodall Associational Treasurer 

Rev. Jim Wright Associational Hispanic Ministries Consultant 

History of New Hope Baptist Church 

293 Bethel Baptist Road, Spring Lake, NC 28390 

New Hope, the southern-most church in the association, was organized May 
1 988 and met in the home of Alice West. The congregation comprised eight (8) 
members. June, 1988 found the newly established church meeting in a modified 
single wide mobile home. Floyd West was called as pastor to lead this small but 
growing church. In July 1988 the church bought 17.5 acres of land upon which to 
build facilities to support a growing church. 

The church moved Into a modified doublewide mobile home placed on a corner 
of the recently bought property. On June 4, 1989 the church held its first service 

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there. October of the same year marked the first time that New Hope Church 
held Sunday School. Three (3) classes were formed: a toddler class, a 
children's class, and an adult class. 

Pastor Floyd West resigned in August 1990, and Reverend Wendell Pearson 
was called as pastor in October 1990. At this time, the church officially adopted 
its constitution. As the church continued to grow, the doublewide facility became 
Inadequate to house the congregation's needs. Under the leadership of Pastor 
Pearson, the church voted to borrow $200,000 to build a sanctuary, two offices, a 
nursery and two rest rooms. The sanctuary and two entrance areas would serve 
as Sunday School classrooms. With church members and volunteer workers 
from the sister churches providing the bulk of the necessary labor, these facilities 
became a reality, and on November 15, 1992, homecoming was celebrated in 
our new sanctuary. By this time New Hope had grown to 83 church members. 

Pastor Wendell Pearson became afflicted with cancer and passed away on May 
26, 1995. Interim preachers filled the pulpit until October 1995, at which time 
Reverend A. 0. Tatem was called as pastor. Soon it became apparent that our 
Sunday School facilities, as well as our Wendell Pearson fellowship hall, were 
inadequate to meet the needs of a growing church. 

During the early part of 1996 until the middle of the year, much discussion and 
debate ensued concerning the proposed addition to New Hope Church. The 
church voted to build an addition to the existing facilities to house classrooms 
and a fellowship hall to be funded by floating church bonds. A total of $300,000 
worth of church bonds were sold by November 1996. Construction of the 
building commenced soon thereafter and was completed in time for New Hope to 
move into these spaces in February 1998. Presently, the church enrollment is 
213, of which 134 are active members. 

History of Rawls Baptist Church 

10709 US 401 North. Fuquay-Varina, NO 27526 

In the year 1913, a group of concerned people in the Rawls community met to 
discuss the possibility of organizing a Missionary Baptist Church. This church 
was to be known as the "Rawls Baptist Church." It was organized on October 21 , 
1 91 3. There were twelve charter members. 

In 1914, a church building was erected where Rawls Church Cemetery is now 
located. In the early 1930's, the present church building was built and 
enlargements added over time. The present active membership is 101 . 

We have had two ministers ordained from the church, and 24 pastors who have 
served over the years. Rawls is continuing to serve and help carry on God's 
work. 



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MESSENGERS TO ANNUAL MEETING 1999 



Anderson Creek 


Calvary 


Dunn First 


Ralph Darch 


Doris Barefoot . 


Karl Minor 




Robert Butler 


Hilda Wilson 


Angier 


Carl Graham 




Grover Blackburn 


Linda Holder 


Dunn Second 


Earl Gray 


Faye Pilcher 


Treva Norris 


Jean Gray 




Charles Rambeau 


Avis Hall 


Chalybeate Springs 


Gina Rambeau 


Haywood Hall 


Mallie Booth 


Trello Sims 


Gene Lee 


DeLorese Caviness 




Brantley Tutor 


Cassandra Holt 


Erwin First 


Jane Tutor 


Sammy Overby 
Julia Smith 


Floyd Glover 


Antioch 

Christine Avery 
Scott Avery 
Martin Groover 
Ruth Ann Groover 


Carol Spence 
Johnny Spence 


Faith 

Leola Ivey 


Mike Stinson 
Coats 


Woodrow Ivey 
Margaret Whittenton 


Dorothy Morrison 


Hazel Barnes 


Fellowship 


Harrington Morrison 


Jesse Mooney 


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Gene Hickman 


Baptist Chapel 

George Stallings 


Peggy Mooney 
Keith Parrish 
Lee Shearin 


Virginia Hickman 
James Taylor 


Baptist Grove 


Ray Standi 


Flatwoods 


Billy Crabtree 


Mrs. Ray Stancil 
John Stephenson 


Roy McLamb 


Broadway 


Agatha Stephenson 


Friendship 


Tom Lee 


Henry Turlington 


Dorothy Byrd 


Linda Lee 


Rachel Turlington 


Donald Dawson 
Steve Gordon 


Buies Creeic 


Crestview 


David Heinzman 


Bill Boyd 


Don Davis 


Kathryn Heinzman 


Martha Boyd 




Delilah Kelley 


Juanita Hight 


Crossroads 


Leo Kelley 


Carolyn Johnson 


Ken Dalton 




Michael Simmons 




Gourd Springs 


Henry Simpson 


Duncan 


Richard Dorman 


Vivian Simpson 


, Phillip Burden 


Tina Dorman 


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Priscilla Mann 


Marie Griffin 




Marie Truelove 


Steve Griffin 
Jack Smith 
Jean Smith 



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Harmony 

John Atkins 
Delores Carroll 
Grady Edwards 
William Marisette 
LaRue Sills 

Hillmon Grove 

CarlettaCagle 
Jim Randolph 
Chris Wroten 
Rebecca Wroten 

Holly Springs 

Lynne Green 

David Oyster 

Jerry Parsons 

Patsy Parsons 

Cynthia Splvey 

J.C. Suggs 

Rebecca Thomas 

Joe Watterson 

Mary Frances Watterson 

Robert Wilson 

Kennebec 

Frances Chatham 
J.B. Chatham 
Clarice Hayes 
Phyllis McLamb 
Avery Moore 
Frances Moore 

Lillington 

Dorothy Barham 
Linda Cameron 
Mark Morris 

Macedonia 

Danny Jarmon 

Memorial 

Bruce Blackmon 
MaxEller 
David Whiteman 



Nelll's Creek 

Doris Butts 
Doloris Colston 
Otis Colston 
Betty Matthews 
Linwood Matthews 
Greg McClain 
Robert Wood 
Marshall Woodall 

New Hope 

Charlie Elmore 
David Hess 
John Palmer 
Joseph Sakas 
Kay Sakas 
A.C. Tatem 

North Clinton Avenue 

Jo Lee 

Oak Grove 

Daryle Jarman 
Rick Jefferds 

Piney Grove 

Timmy Blair 
Troy Young 

Pleasant Memory 

Louise Adams 
Standi Baucom 
Amy Cooke 
Ramona West 

Rawls 

Thomas Moore 
Lee Newton 
Henry Rawls 
Ernest Simmons 
Shirley Simmons 



South Erwin 

Ronnie Byrd 
Ina Mae Mclntyre 
Betty Price 
Charles Price 

Swanns Station 

Christin Baker 
Russell Blackman 
Wayne Bruton, Sr. 
Charles Burn 
Wade Butner 
Bob Holder 
Curtis Wood 

Trinity 

Eunice Ferrell 
Don Rea 
Betty Smith 
Melba Smith 
Betty Sue Upchurch 
Ray Upchurch 

Westfleld 

Jewel Allen 
Abe Elmore 
Jackie Elmore 
Harold Lambeth 
Al Murray 
Mary Parker 
Patricia Peg ram 
Steve Peg ram 



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Minutes of the 124^^ Annual Meeting of the 
Little River Baptist Association 

Session I 

The first session of the 124**^ Annual Meeting of the Little River Baptist 
Association was convened at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 25, 1999, at New 
Hope Baptist Church. Moderator David Whiteman called the session to order. 
Welcome and Invocation was given by A.C. Tatem, Pastor of New Hope. 

The Session recognized new Pastors and Staff: 
Don Whiteman - David's father 

• Charles Rambeau - newly ordained and attending seminary 

• Cecil McNeill - Pastor, Renewed Faith Baptist Church 

Director of Missions, Dan Deaton, brought the message. He shared with the 
Session that nine churches in this association are without pastors. 

The program agenda was presented by the Committee and adopted. Marshall 
Woodall presented the Treasurer's Report. Jo Lee presented the Clerk's report. 

The Moderator announced his appointments as set forth in the Reports, He also 
announced Earl Gray had been appointed Vice-Moderator, replacing Bob 
Wheeler. 

At the call for miscellaneous business: 

• Jerry Parsons, pastor of Holly Springs Baptist Church, made a motion our 
Association participate in the Alaska State Mission Partnership. Seconded 
by Charles Rambeau, voted on and carried. 

Following the evening offering, the Session heard New Work reports: 

• Good News Mission has a new pastor, Joel Johnson, coming. Forty people 
are attending at Western Harnett High School. 

• Hillmon Grove agreed to sponsor a new work. 

• Renewed Faith reported 30 people reaching out to the community. 

Alice Davis presented the South Africa Partnership report and video of the last 
trip. Kim Core shared her experiences. 

Following worship with music, the message was brought by Nickl Coertze of 
South Africa. 

Session was adjourned with Benediction by A.C. Tatem. 



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Session II 

The Second Session of the 1 24*^ Annual Meeting was held Tuesday, October 26, 
1999, at Rawls Baptist Church at 3:00 p.m. Earl Gray called the session to 
order. The Welcome and Invocation were given by Lee Newton 

The following reports were presented: 

• WMU by Dorothy Barham 

• Baptist Men by Earl Gray 

• Disaster Recovery by Charles Rambeau 

• VBS by Dan Deaton 

The following business was brought before the session: 

• Motion to adopt the budget seconded. Voted and carried. 

Motion to adopt the Nominating Committee report by David Oyster, seconded 
by Charles Rambeau. Voted and carried. 

• Motion to adopt Resolutions by Ken Dalton, seconded by Charles Rambeau. 
Voted and carried. 

The following Committee reports were received by the session: 

• State Baptist Convention by Lynn Sasser 
Executive Committee by David Whiteman 

• Future Ministry by David Oyster 

• Evangelism by Michael Simmons 

At the call for miscellaneous business, Dan Deaton brought for consideration that 
the association construct a building to house the two disaster relief trailers of the 
Association and challenged the churches to raise the money to do so. It will take 
$4,000 - $5,000 to do it. Challenge accepted on behalf of the churches by 
Michael Simmons, who made a motion that through the churches, the money be 
raised to build the building at the Association office to protect the trailers. Motion 
seconded, voted on and carried. 

Ralph Darch from Anderson Creek Community Church asked the churches to 
volunteer to staff the thrift store. 

Committee reports were made as follows: 

• Belarussian Children Report by Donald Dawson. 
Baptist Foundation Report by Max Eller. 

The second session adjourned after the Benediction and Blessing of the meal. 



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Session III 

The Third Session of the 124"" Annual IVIeeting was called to order by David 
Whiteman at 7:00 p.m. Welcome and Invocation by Grady Edwards. The 
following reports were received: 

• Holland Crossroads by Charles Rambeau 

• Prison Ministry by Dan Deaton 

• Hispanic Ministry by Jim Wright. 

• Scott Avery shared that the Medical-Dental van will be available to this 
ministry May 20, 2000. ,^ 

Registration Report read by Jo Lee, with 374 attending the three sessions. 

Honduras Report. ^» 

Tom Lee led the Memorial Service. 

Following special music by the Chalybeate Springs Baptist Church choir and 
message by Don Bouldin, the 124^*^ Annual Session of the Little River Baptist 
Association closed with a hymn of praise. Benediction led by Dan Deaton. 

Respectfully submitted 
Jo Lee, Clerk 



In His Name 




Reach, Teach, 
Touch 



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Baptist Children's Homes of NC 

Three rocks beside her trailer warned four-year old Mamie not to tell anyone of 
the way her father was abusing her. If she ever told, her father said, those stones 
would mark her grave and the graves of her two best friends. "He had already 
killed my dog," says Mamie, now 16. "So I believed him." 

When authorities discovered Mamie's abuse at the hands of her father, she was 
taken from him. He was charged, but released on bond. He came to the house 
where Mamie was staying to kill the people in the house... and her. She heard 
him threaten her death while she cowered inside. 

George and Linda Hogan, believing "every child deserves a childhood," took 
Mamie In and raised her as their own. They met her while delivering communion 
elements to her grandmother. "It's been a struggle, but you do the best you can," 
said Linda, who suffers with diabetic ulcers. After her 71 -year old husband had a 
second heart attack, Mamie became too much for the couple to handle. She now 
lives at Moody Home, one of 13 facilities operated by Baptist Children's Homes 
of North Carolina. 

Shedding the Safety Net 

Mamie pressed the boundaries of love. "I tried to push the boundaries a little 
further to see how far I could push before they snapped. Finally, they couldn't 
take it anymore," Mamie said. Baptist Children's Homes serves families who 
"can't take it anymore," who have children or grandchildren whose behaviors are 
out of bounds. In 1998 - 99 BCH served 1,646 children and their families 
through 13 facilities statewide. BCH operates residential campuses in 
Thomasville, Pembroke, Kinston and Clyde; a maternity home in Asheville; a 
teen mother/baby home in Lenoir; values change homes for girls in Franklin and 
Lenoir; therapeutic camping in Cameron; crisis cottages at the residential 
campuses and in Waynesvllle; and model day care in Thomasville. 

Beginning with Easter 1999 and continuing through Thanksgiving 2000, BCH 
instituted a 20-month institutional emphasis of "Quality Service through Quality 
Relationship." Michael C. Blackwell, president since 1983, is "committed to 
keeping our staff and our services fresh and vital to meet ever changing needs." 
The emphasis places top priority on relationships to achieve the highest quality of 
service possible. The QSTQR operating theme will permeate every action, 
program and effort within the institution and without. 

Building and Renovating 

BCH moved ahead its Odum Home campus in Pembroke to meet new 
challenges April 27, 1999 by dedicating two major campus renovations. Space 
for 10 boys was added to Luther and Audrey Carter Hall, named in honor of their 
estate left to BCH. The former house used for a director's residence was 
renovated to serve five girls in transitional care and named for longtime trustee 

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and supporters Abe and Jackie Elmore. Total renovations increased capacity at 
Odum Home from 28 to 45 residents. In addition, 10-day students from 
Pembroke Middle School will be served at the Winifred Lindsay 
Education/Administrative Center. These students have issues to resolve that do 
not require them to be In residential care. 

On May 4^^, at Cameron Boys Camp, two staff lodges were dedicated: the A.J. 
Fletcher Lodge and the Hubert M. Craig Lodge. These lodges provide staff 
housing, a rare commodity in wilderness setting in which Cameron Boys Camp 
operates. , ^ 

"North Carolina's largest family" is grateful to our North Carolina Baptist partners, 
as together, we help hurting children and heal broken families. To secure our 
new video about BCH, schedule a speaker or access services, call (800) 476- 
3669. 

Submitted by Abe Elmore 

Baptist Children's Homes Representative 



Baptist Men Annual Report 

Baptist Men's programs have been going through changes over the past few 
years. Traditionally, we were a meet-and-eat group with lots of fellowship. Some 
groups would do various chores around their church. 

Five or six years ago, our association began a Disaster Relief Mission with its 
disaster recovery trailer, which is headed by Marion Hobbs. 

N.C. Baptist Men sponsors and provides leadership for many other missions, 
such as medical, aviation, correctional, lay renewal, prayer support, and resort 
and leisure missions, just to name a few. 

All of these ministries are mission action carried out by men. Theywill continue, 
but the new emphasis is on spiritual growth as we minister to men. This includes 
missions such a prayer groups, small group Bible study, family reconciliation, etc. 
This will give us a balance between spiritual growth and mission work by men. 

Some of the activities that we promote and in which our churches currently 
participate are the following: 

■ A number of churches promoted Baptist Men's Day, January 24. 

■ Delegates sent from churches to N.C. Baptist Men's Convention in 
Greensboro on January 29-30. 

■ "Ministering to the Hungry" is a hands-on agricultural workshop at the N.C. 
Baptist Men's Demonstration Farm at Campbell University on April 9-10. 



■ This year we had more churches participate in the celebration of National 
Day of Prayer on May 6. We also received many helpful ideas from 
churches to help observe this day. 

■ Four churches put together 67 boxes of food for Honduras at a cost of 
$3500.00. North Carolina Baptist Men's goal was 2500 boxes which we 
exceeded by 153. In addition, two churches sent $1800 to help the Baptist 
missionary on site to buy Bibles, flashlights, and batteries. 

■ We sponsored a pool party/cook-out for the Belarussian children and their 
host families. Bob Grindle provided the leadership for this enjoyable event. 

■ Several attended the Brotherhood Leadership Training held in August at 
Cara-way Conference Center. 

■ Twenty local Baptist Men's leaders attended our Associational Brotherhood 
Training for Baptist men and RA leaders on August 30. 

■ We are now getting some of our Baptist Men's leaders to attend Region 4 
meetings that are held 3 times during the year. 

■ In keeping with the new emphasis on spiritual growth, Baptist Men were 
involved in the Billy Kim Crusade held October 17-21. We were asked to 
reach out to unbelieving friends and neighbors, and to encourage believers in 
their faith. 

■ Last year we reported that 24 of our 42 churches In the Association had 
active Baptist Men's groups. This year the figure has risen to 30 out of 42, 
due to new groups forming and more churches reporting in. 

■ Our churches collected 5 vanloads of food, cleaning materials, water, and 
thousands of dollars, which was carried to North Carolina Baptist 
warehouses for use with flood victims in eastern North Carolina. 

Please report your church's involvement in Baptist Men as well as RA's and 
Challengers. Send copies of reports to the state and Associational office so that 
we will all be informed about what Is going on with each Baptist Men's work. 

Submitted by Earl Gray 

Associational Baptist Men Director 



Baptist Retirement Homes of NC, Inc. 

"Loj-cl...you have made my lot secu^e. The boundaf'y lines have fallen for me in 

pleasant places; sui-ely I have a delightful inheHtance." 

Psalm 15:5-6 

Because of your generosity, Psalm 1 5 can be the testimony of over 500 elderly 
saints who reside at the Baptist Retirement Homes of North Carolina. Their lot is 
secure. They live in pleasant places. They have a delightful inheritance. 



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* You h^ve m^cle my lot secure" 

Through Cooperative Program gifts and special offerings, Baptist Retirement 
Homes are providing $1 .7 million in benevolent care for the elderly poor of North 
Carolina during 1999. Additional benevolent funding will provide care at The 
Gardens at Taylor Glen, a new continuing care retirement community being built 
in the Concord/Cabarrus County area. 

For the growing numbers of individuals and families facing life-changing 
decisions about care for their loved ones, Baptist Elder Care Network offers cost- 
free information from knowledgeable and caring resource counselors. 
Regardless of the aging-related issues family's face, our statewide system of 
counselors can provide answers that are reliable and reassuring. 

" The bouncjghy lines have fallen for me in pleasant places." 
In June, the Fowler Memory Enhanced Residence at the Western North Carolina 
Baptist Home in Asheville was completed. This new area is designed to meet 
the needs of many older adults who experience memory-related conditions, such 
as Alzheimer's Disease. At the Fowler unit, residents whose perception of reality 
may change noticeably from day to day find stability in a "home-like" 
environment. They function more confidently amid the familiarity of a traditionally 
furnished living room, kitchen, dining room, and bedroom, and they sense peace 
and serenity as they wander among the flowers, fountains and walking trails of 
the garden area. 

Similar facilities will soon be available at Baptist Retirement Homes' Brookridge 
Community in Winston-Salem and at the Gardens at Taylor Glen community in 
Concord. 

"Sui^ely I have a delightful inhentance/ 

Being part of the Baptist Retirement Homes Family and resting comfortably in its 
care is a wonderful inheritance. Thank you for helping us make life for our 
elderly... The Best of Times! 

Submitted by Ella Beach 

Baptist Retirement Homes of NC Representative 



Belarussian Children's Ministry 99 

What a great summer! Through the cooperative effort of the churches of the 
Little River Baptist Association, 26 children from the small, economically 
depressed country of Belarus received medical, dental and eye care, as well as a 
loving, caring, Christian home environment for 6 weeks. What a wonderful 
experience for the children, host families, and our churches. 



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A big "Thank you" to the 24 host families who shared their homes and hearts with 
our special guests. Each Belarussian child returned home with many wonderful 
memories to share with their family and friends. Each child throughout their lives 
will cherish the expressions of kindness, concern, and love. 
A special thanks to the members of our medical community who ministered to 
these little ones. Through the generosity of this group, children were provided 
free physical examinations, eye care and dental services. Follow-up services 
were provided as needed. What a wonderful gift to children who, in all 
probability, would not receive such services in their own country. 

Through our work with the Belarussian Children's Ministry, we have become 
more acutely aware of the blessings God has bestowed upon us as Americans. 
This ministry provides an opportunity for us to share our blessings with those 
who are in great need. In fact, it is one of only a few mission programs that allow 
us to become active missionaries and yet remain at home. We encourage your 
involvement by praying daily for the program and the people of Belarus, making a 
financial commitment to the program, and volunteering to serve as a host family 
to a child. Thank you for your continued support and involvement. 

Jesus took a little child and had him stand among them. Taking him in his arms, 
he said to them, "Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name 
welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one 
who sent me." (Mark 9:36-37). 

Submitted by Donald A. Dawson 

Belarus Steering Committee Chairman 

Host Families of Belarussian Children 



Donald and Sharon Dawson 
Friendship 

Carsie and Dawn Denning 
Coats 

Lee and Lisa Shearin 
Coats 

Jesse and Peggy Mooney 
Coats 

Mark and Lori Langdon 
Coats 



David and Jan McKnight 
Buies Creek First 

Jim and Ann Burgin 
Crossroads 

Paul and Deborah Plummer 
Memorial 

Jim and Teresa Roberts 
Memorial 



Mike and Jan Stinson 
Chalybeate Springs 

Rick and Shirley Jefferds 
Angier 

Grover and Becky Blackburn 
Angier 

Carlyle and Jodi Hall 
Friendship 



Earnest and Shirley Simmons Earl and Amber Blackmon 
Rawls South Erwin 



Steve and Kim Davis 
Dunn Second 



Edsel and Louise Smith 
Chalybeate Springs 



Antonio and Doris Galvan 
Dunn First 



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Joe and Kay Sakas 
New Hope 



Rickie and Donna Baylor 
Baptist Chapel 



Ralph and Shirley Darch 
Anderson Creek 



Bob and Elaine Grindle 
Westfield 



Daniel and Joan Young 
Flatwoods 



Bill and Jean Tomlinson 
Chalybeate Springs 



Belarussian Financial Statement 



RECEIPTS 








Anderson Creek 


$ 800.00 


South En/vin 


884.30 


Angier 


800.00 


Trinity 


98.00 


Baptist Chapel 


800.00 


Westfield 


750.00 


Broadway 


585.00 


Gifts from Individuals 


1996.00 


Buies Creek First 


788.32 


Total Receipts 


$27,651.92 


Calvary 


129.00 






Campbell University 


300.00 


DISBURSEMENTS 




Chalybeate Springs 


1,482.50 


American Belarus Relief Org. $ 21 ,750.00 


Coats 


4.148.25 


American Bible Society 


674.52 


Divine Street Methodist 


50.00 


Cookout/Pool Party 


95.96 


Duncan 


800.00 


Food (To/From Trip) 


$375.08 


Dunn First 


800.00 


JESUS Video Project (Russian) 43.05 


Dunn Second 


222.00 


Love Offering to Interpreters 


$450.00 


En/vin First 


800.00 


Miscellaneous (To/From Trip) 206.85 


Faith 


200.00 


Mission Trip to Belarus 


600.00 


Flatwoods 


680.00 


Printing (Contribution Envelopes) 95.40 


Friendship 


$1,740.00 


US Postmaster 


55.21 


Harmony 


420.00 


Valley Coach Company 


1 ,200.00 


Holly Springs 


928.00 


Video Tapes (blank) 


19.85 


Kennebec 


800.00 


Total Disbursements 


$25,565.92 


Lee's Chapel 


800.00 






Lillington 


1,600.00 






Memorial 


1,976.00 


Balance Forward 


+$1,486.76 


North Clinton Avenue 


50.00 


Total Receipts 


+$27,651.92 


Neill's Creek 


850.00 


Total Disbursements 


-$25,565.92 


Rawls 


1,224.55 


ACCOUNT BALANCE 


$3,572.76 


Renewed Faith 


150.00 


AS OF 12/31/99 





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Biblical Recorder 

The Biblical Recorder Is the official news journal of North Carolina Baptists. The 
earliest version of the Recorder was founded in 1833 by Thomas Meredith, who 
had been influential in the birth of the Baptist State Convention in 1830. The 
Biblical Recorder was owned and operated as a private enterprise in support of 
Baptist work in North Carolina until 1938, when the paper was purchased by the 
Baptist State Convention and incorporated as an agency of the convention. 

A number of able editors have sen/ed the Biblical Recorder, which is widely 
acknowledged to be in the top echelon of state Baptist papers. The current 
editor is Tony W. Cartledge, whose tenure began of January 1 , 1 999. 

The Biblical Recorder plays a strategic role in promoting God's kingdom work 
through North Carolina Baptists. On April 22, 1999, the Board of Directors of the 
Recorder adopted the following mission statement: "Our Mission is to further 
Christ's l<ingdom by providing relevant news, insightful and supportive 
resources to North Carolina Baptists in a timely and accessible fashion." 

The Biblical Recorder belongs to all North Carolina Baptists, and appropriately 
reflects the geographical, ecclesiological, and theological diversity that is typical 
of the churches making up the Baptist State Convention. The editors and staff of 
the Recorder work diligently to offer a fair and balanced presentation of the news 
that most affects the life and ministry of North Carolina Baptists. Opinions 
advanced through editorials, letters, and analytical essays help to spark the 
thinking of North Carolina Baptists who want to make up their own minds about 
important issues. Feature stories about notable or innovative activities of 
churches and associations, regular reports on partnership missions efforts, and 
weekly commentaries on the most popular Sunday School lessons offer ideas, 
encouragement, and inspiration to readers of the Recorder. 

To communicate more effectively and to present the most important news in a 
more timely fashion, the Biblical Recorder has developed a popular presence on 
the World Wide Web. The Recorder's website at http://www.bibllcalrecorder.org 
offers Internet users an opportunity to read much of each paper's content several 
days before printed versions arrive. This is particularly helpful during convention 
meetings and at other times when frequent updates are desirable. As time and 
resources allow, additional features will be added to make the website an even 
more valuable source of information for North Carolina Baptists. 

The Biblical Recorder works in partnership with the Baptist State Convention, 
and receives annual support from Cooperative Program gifts as an agency of the 
Convention. This support makes it possible to offer the Recorder at very 
affordable subscription rates. Currently, the annual rates are: 
♦ Church News Service (incorporates church newsletter into the Recorder) - 
$6.36 

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♦ Every Home Plan (20% + of church families, paid through the church budget) 
- $7.42 

♦ Club Plan (4 or more persons in a church subscribe together) - $8.48 

♦ Individual Subscription - $10.60 

Subscription packets and free sample Issues are available. For more 
information, please contact: 

Biblical Recorder, Inc. 
232 W. Millbrook Road 

Raleigii, N.C. 27609 

Phone:(919)847-2127 

E-mail: biblical@blblicalrecorder.orq 



Jeff Roberts Tony W. Cartledge 

Chairman, Board of Directors Editor/President 



"Dut those who aVv 

hope in the LORD 
will renew their STRENGTH 
They will SOAR on ^ 

wings like eagles; 
they will RUN and 
not grow weary, 

they will WALK 
and not be faint." 

Isaiah 40:31 




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Little River Baptist Association 

Budget for 2000 



BUDGET LINE 
ITEM 



ACCOMPLISHING MISSION/MINISTRY 



2000 






WORLD MISSIONS 






201 South Africa Partner- 
ship 



203 Belarussian Children 
IVIinistry 



For the availability of funds for this partnership. 



For five years, churches have given the necessary 
funds to bring the children and interpreters fronn Bela- 
rus. This is a physical and spiritual ministry which gen- 
erates its own budget of about $26,000.00 



1 ,500.00 



100.00 



LOCAL MISSIONS 



4 



211 



212 



Hispanic Missions & 
Ministries Contin- 
gency 



Missions Develop- 
ment 



Through a Council On Hispanic Ministries, we seek to 
support work among Hispanic churches and migrant 
ministries in our area. 



The Missions Development Committee uses funds for 
studies, surveys, and consultation regarding future land 
purchases for mission/church sites. 



6,000.00 



1 .000.00 



213 



214 



215 



Holloway Medical 
Insurance 



The association has a long-standing commitment to pro- 
vide medical insurance for Mrs. Holloway, the widow of 
a former Director of Missions. 



Developing Minis- 
tries 



Summer Youth 
Workers 



We seek to develop new ministries to pastors and their 
families, and to minister through the association to the 
needs of the church community. These funds allow us 
to quickly respond whenever a need is apparent. 

These funds provide for summer workers' expenses for 
1 weeks. 



21 6 New Church Starts 



These funds are used to support and service new 
church starts. 



2,544.00 



1 .500.00 



1 ,500.00 



10,000.00 



PERSONNEL AND PERSONNEL EXPENSES 



^.r: 



221 Director of Missions 



221 -1 Ministry Related Ex- 
penses 



a. Mileage Reimburse- 
ment 



This person's role is to assist churches in our associa- 
tion by serving as a missions strategist, ministering to 
churches and church leaders, and serving as a general 
leader in helping the association of churches to fulfill its 
mission. 



These are expenses incurred in the performance of min- 
istry. 



Mileage reimbursement is paid for business related 
miles at the rate per mile approved by the Internal Reve- 
nue Service. 



1 



4,825.00 



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BUDGET LINE 
ITEM 


ACCOMPLISHING MISSION/MINISTRY 


2000 


b. Convention Expense 


We provide funds for the DOM to attend state and na- 
tional conventions, and for continuing education. 


1 ,000.00 


c. Professional Ex- 
penses 


These are expenses incurred while visiting with pastors, 
and for the purchase of books and other resources 
needed for effective ministry. 


1 ,000.00 


221 -2 Protective Benefits 


These funds provide insurance and retirement protec- 
tion for the Director of Missions. 


I^B 


a. Disability and Life 
Insurance 


These funds are for disability and life insurance preni- 
ums. 


881 .38 


b. Annuity Program 


This provides retirement income for the DOM through 
voluntary participation in the denomination's Annuity 
Board program. 


6,600.00 


c. - Social Security Off- 
set 


This is taxable income from the DOM's salary to help 
meet IRS requirements for quarterly filing of estimated 
income taxes. 


6,600.00 


221 -3 Basic Compensation 


This is taxable income received by the DOM. 


. ^ ^ ^^ ^ 


a. Cash Salary 


This makes up the cash salary part of the DOM's pay. 


30.746.62 


b. Housing and Utilities 


This provides housing and utilities. This is non-taxable 
for IRS purposes but must be counted for Social Secu- 
rity taxes. 


14,500.00 


c. Housing Equity Fund 


This provides reimbursement to the Associational Holb- 
ing Equity Fund at the rate of $1 00.00 for each month of 
sen/ice by the Director. 


1 ,200.00 


222 Administrative Assis- 
tants 


These persons assist the Director of Missions in fulfilling 
the mission of the churches of the Association by man- 
aging the office, assisting with correspondence, reports, 
and communication of LRBA ministries. 


ii 


222-1 Cash Salary 


The salaries of the Administrative Assistants are based 
on working a combined total of 50 hours per week. 


20,894.00 


222-2 Social Security 


We are responsible for paying 1/2 of the Administrative 
Assistants' social security assessment. 

We are responsible for paying 1/2 of the Administrative 
Assistant's Medicare assessment. 


1 .296.00 
303.00 


222-3 Continuing Educa- 
tion 


The administrative Assistants are encouraged to attend 
the state-wide church secretary's conference or to utilize 
these funds for some form of continuing education. 


200.00 


222-4 Travel Reimburse- 
ment 


Funds to reimburse the Administrative Assistants for 
business related miles at the rate per mile approved by 
the IRS. 


200.00 


1 



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BUDGET UNE 
ITEM 




ACCOMPUSHING MISSION/MINISTRY 



2000 



, :. ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPOR" , 



231 Sunday School 



These funds are used to hold ACTeam seminars and to 
send team members to training session. 



600.00 



232 



Vacation Bible 
School 



These funds are to purchase materials and other ex- 
penses that may be incurred with an Associational VBS 
Clinic. 



500.00 



233 Discipleship Training 



These funds are to be used to implement training pro- 
grams in leadership, family/marriage enrichment, youth, 
witnessing and general spiritual growth. 



234 
235 
236 



Woman's Missionary 
Union 



These funds are used for postage, literature, video and 
local mission activities. 



1 .000.00 



500.00 



Baptist Men 



These funds are used for postage, literature, video and 
local mission activities. 



1 ,000.00 



Music Ministry 



These funds are used to purchase music, hold an ap- 
preciation banquet and to meet other needs of the asso- 
ciation. 



300.00 



237 Senior Adult Ministry 



These funds assist the ongoing ministry to and with the 
senior adults of our association. 



400.00 



238 
239 



Youth Ministries 



These funds are used for associational youth events. 



300.00 



Divinity School 



These funds assist Campbell Divinity students by pro- 
viding opportunities for continued academic training. 



300.00 



LEADERSHIP TRAINING 



241 



Assemblies and Clin- 
ics 



These funds are used for clinics or conferences at- 
tended by elected associational leaders and for a coun- 
cil retreat. 



800.00 



242 
243 



Evangelism 



These funds are for summer, youth visit, fall rally and 
year-round evangelism. 



1 ,200.00 



Visiting Speakers 



These funds are used to pay for visiting speakers to the 
association either for the Annual Meeting or other 
events. 



500.00 



244 



Pastoral Ministries 
Council 



To assist in undenwriting training events for pastors and 
deacons as sponsored by the Pastoral Ministries Coun- 
cil. 



750.00 




BUILDING OPERATIONS AND EQUIPMENT 






251 Utilities 



Projected estimates of utilities are; Electricity - 
2,400.00; Telephones - 3,400.00; and Water - 400.00 



6,200.00 



252 
253 



Insurance 



Fire, theft and liability insurance on associational prop- 
erty and bond payment for secretary and treasurer. 



2.622.00 



Maintenance 



These funds are for upkeep of buildings and grounds. 



2,500.00 



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BUDGET UNE 
ITEM 



ACCOMPUSHING MISSION/MINISTRY 



2000 



254 Office Supplies 



These funds are used to purchase paper for newslet- 
ter, con-espondence to pastors and other associa- 
tional leaders, reminder cards to committee members 
for future meetings and other miscellaneous corre- 
spondence. Funds are also used for all other sup- 
plies used by the office. 



4.000.00 



255 Postage 



257 



Associational Annu- 
als 



These funds are used to mail correspondence to pas- 
tors and other committee members to pay for mailing 
over 700 newsletters per month. 

These funds are used for printing the Annual Assoca- 
tional Minutes. 



3,000.00 



2,000.00 



258 Office Equipment 



These funds are used to pay for leasing and mainte- 
nance contract on the copier and also to purchase 
small equipment as needed. 



2.625.00 



259 ■ iVIedia Advertising 



These funds are used to pay for newspaper and radio 
advertisements. 



300.00 



iMISCELLANEOUSMMi 



^ssy;^: 



'pfft%ls^^: 



261 Contingency 



These funds are for any need not specified in other 
categories. 



1.000.00 



262 Christmas Gifts 

262-1 Director of Missions 

262-2 Admin. Assistants 

262-3 Treasurer 



Each Christmas, we seek to express our appreciation 
to these listed in a tangible way. We remember our 
professional staff with a token of our appreciation for 
their leadership of the association. We also provide 
an appreciation gift for the Associational Treasurer. 



500.00 
700.00 
350.00 



J^-. 



pwrrrr^ 



^v 



:-m 



^GRAND TOTAI^t>F BUDGET^^^if^f 



148,337.00 



AMOUNT NEEDED MONTHLY FOR BUDGET 



12,361.42 



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f^ LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



RECEIPTS FOR JANUARY 


r 1 - DECEMBER 31, 1999 








CHMRCH 


REGULAR 


DESIGNATED 


TOTAL 


Anderson Creek 


320.21 


800.00 


1,120.21 


Angier 


9,500.00 


2043.00 


11,543.00 


Antioch 


6,000.00 




6,000.00 


Baptist Chapel 


740.00 


800.00 


1,540.00 


Baptist Grove 


2,375.00 


50.00 


2,425.00 


Broadway 


2,500.00 


585.00 


3,085.00 


Buies Creel< First 


13,260.01 


1,288.32 


14,548.33 


Calvary 


3,628.85 


129.00 


3,757.85 


Chalybeate Springs 


3,741.23 


1,73150 


5,473.73 


Coats 


5,535.25 


4,148.25 


9,683.50 


Crossroads 


5,903.50 




5,903.50 


Duricdii 


2,100.00 


1,025.00 


3,125.00 


Dunn First 


7,721.63 


3,325.00 


11,046.63 


Dunn Second 


1,864.74 


222.00 


2,086.74 


EastErwin 


777.62 


- 


777.62 


Erwin First 


3,000.00 


800.00 


3,800.00 


Faith 


702.30 


200.00 


902.30 


Fellowship 


3,173.81 




3,173.81 


Ratwoods 


744.50 


680.00 


1,424.50 


Friendship 


5,250.00 


3,740.00 


8,990.00 


Gourd Springs 


1,440.00 




1,440.00 


Hanmony . 


1,613.48 


420.00 


2,033.48 


Hlllnnon Grove 


10,316.67 




10,316.67 


Holly Springs 


8,646.75 


1,928.00 


10,574.75 


Kennebec 


866.67 


800.00 


1,666.67 


Ullington 


5,500.00 


1,745.00 


7,245.00 


Macedonia 


550.00 




550.00 


Memorial 


1,600.00 


1,976.00 


3,576.00 


Ndll'sQeek 


5,387.89 


2,550.00 


7,937.89 


New Mope 


4,977.00 




4,977.00 


North Clinton Avenue 


9,454.95 


50.00 


9,504.95 


Oak Grave 


300.00 




300.00 


PIney Grove Chapel 


1,334.64 


196.80 


1,531.44 


Pleasant Memor/ 


950.28 




950.28 


Rawls 


576.51 


1,224.55 


1,801.06 


Renewed Faith 


644.19 


200.00 


844.19 


South Enwin 


1,711.00 


884.30 


2,595.30 


Swanns Station 


3,000.00 


2,250.00 


5,250.00 


Trinity 


1,250.00 


98.00 


1,348.00 


Westfield 


5.200.62 


1,509.46 


6,710.08 


CHURCH TOTALS 


$ 144,159.30 


$ 37,400.18 


$ 181,559.48 






CHECKING ACCOUNT 




Q^er Income; 




Opening Balance 


$ 21,981.16 




Angel Tree Ministry 
Belarussian Children's Ministry 


100.00 
27,651.92 


Regular Receipts 


144,159.30 




Disaster Recovery 


375.00 


Designated Receipts 


87,255.45 




Discretionary Funds 


875.44 


Tax Inflows 


7,880.92 




Good News Mission 


5,699.96 


TOTAL CASH 


261,276.83 




Hispanic/Migrant Ministry 
Holland Community Mission 


12,814.80 
12,759.46 


TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS 


224.542.74 




UFE Support Ministry 


487.00 


TOTAL CHECKING ACCOUNT $ 36,734.09 




Miscellaneous 


891.84 

9,277.98 

26.86 

2,000.00 








New Work 








Pastor's Fund 
Prison Ministry 


Balance in Checking Account 


$ 36,734.09 




Renewed Faith Mission 


3,000.00 


MM Account General Fund 


10,735.76 




South Africa Partnership 


2,795.19 


General Fund CD 


35,000.00 




Summer Wori<ers 
Taxes: 

FROM Payroll - RCA 


8,500.00 


MM Account Home Equity 


5,182.40 




3,330.08 


MM Account New Jerusalem 


5,732.60 




FROM Payroll - FWH 


1,498.00 


New Church Start CD 


9,402.94. 




FROM Payroll - MCARE 


778.60 


TOTAL 


$ 102,787.79^ 




FROM Payroll - SWHNC 


1,074.24 
1,200.00 








FROM Payroll - Home Equity 









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DISBURSI 




BUDGETED 

1,200.00 




201 


South African Partnership 


1,200.00 


203 


Belarussian Children Ministry ' , 


100.00 


25,565.92 


211 


Hispanic/Migrant Ministry 


1,000.00 


4,193.99 


212 


Missions Development 


1,000.00 


968.43 


213 


Holioway Insurance 


2,578.75 * 


2,578.75 


214 


Developing Ministries 


1,500.00 


1,292.53 


215 


Summer Wori<ers 


1,500.00 


11,943.57 


216 


New Church Starts 


10,000.00 


10,000.00 


221 


Director of Missions 






221-1 


Ministry Related Expenses 






a. 


DOM: Mileage Reimbursements 


4,825.00 


4,824.72 


b. 


DOM: Convention Expenses 


875.00 


875.00 


c. 


DOM: Travel & Professional Fxppnses 


875.00 


875.00 


221-2 


Protective Benefits 






a. 


DOM: Disability and Life Insurance 


702.46 * 


702.46 


b. 


DOM: Annuity Board - Retirement 


6,000.00 


6,000.00 


c. 


DOM: Social Security Offset 


6,000.00 


6,000.00 


221-3 


Basic Compensation 






a. 


DOM: Cash Salary 


26,335.00 


26,334.96 


b. 


DOM: Housing/Utilities 


14,500.00 


14,500.08 


c. 


DOM: Home Equity 


1,200.00 


1,200.00 


222 


Administrative Assistants 






222-1 


Cash Saiar/ 


19,354.30 * 


19,354.30 


222-2 


Company Matching Social Security & Medicare 


1,495.00 * 


1,480.59 


222-3 


Continued Education 


130.00 


114.90 


222-4 


Mileage Reimbursement 


200.00 


191.54 


231 


. Sunday School 


600.00 


376.73 


232 


Vacation Bible School 


500.00 


493.49 


233 


Discipleship Training 


- 1,000.00 


997.61 


234 


Woman's Missionary Union 


500.00 


292.90 


235 


Baptist Men 


1,000.00 


628.90 


236 


Music Ministry 


300.00 


28.28 


237 


Senior Adult Ministry 


400.00 


171.86 


239 


Divinity School 


300.00 


300.00 


241 


Assemblies and Clinics 


800.00 


799.50 


242 


Evangelism 


1,200.00 


808.24 


243 


Visiting Speal<ers 


500.00 


500.00 


244 


Pastoral Minlstiies 


500.00 


491.66 


251 


Utilities 


6,000.00 


5,879.52 


252 


Insurance 


2,622.00 


1,763.00 


253 


Maintenance 


2,000.00 


1,989.24 


254 


Office Supplies 


3,500.00 


3,500.00 


255 


Postage 


2,800.00 


2,799.83 


257 


Annuals 


2,000.00 


2,000.00 


258 


Office Equipment 


2,500.00 


2,492.94 


259 


Media Advertising 


300.00 


247.94 


261 


Miscellaneous 


1,000.00 


999.71 


262-1 


DOM Christinas Bonus 


500.00 


500.00 


262-2 


Administi3tive Assistants Christmas Bonuses 


864.83 * 


864.83 


262-3 


Treasurer Christmas Bonus 


350.00 


350.00 


Other Expenses; 






Surplus Funds 1998 


6,000.00 


5,439.13 


Angel Tree Ministry ._ 




100.00 


Disaster Recover/ 




15.06 


Good News Mission -^ 




5,699.96 


LIFE Support Ministry 




367.55 


Home Equity Transfer 




1,150.00 


New Work 






133.00 


Prison Ministry , ' 




18.15 


Renewed Faith Mission 




10,800.00 


South Africa Partnership 




1,638.33 




— 






TO General Fund CD 




23,000.00 


Taxes; 








TO Payroll - 


-ncA ■ 




3,344.04 


TO Payroll - 


-FWH , ' . 




1,508.00 


TO Payroll - 


-MCARE 




781.86 


TO Payroll - 


- SWHNC 




1,074.74 


TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS 




224,542.74 



This figure reflects the budget amendments made in the December 6, 1999 Executive Committee Meeting 

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Christian Action League of North Carolina 

It is a joy for the Christian Action League of North Carolina to serve the churches 
of this great state. We continue to work to inform the Christian community about 
the moral issues that face our state and nation. Our goal is to address these 
issues with the principles of God's Word, the cornerstone of all truth. 

Christian Values 

♦ It was the pleasure of the Christian Action League to be one of the sponsors 
of the Fourth Annual Christian Heritage Week of North Carolina held in 
March. The League encouraged schools, churches and communities to 
recognize, commemorated, and learn about the Christian heritage and 
history of our nation. CAL assisted in sponsoring a statewide essay contest 
for high school students (public, private, and home schools) and presented 
state winners with awards for excellence. 

♦ Continued to promote Christian Citizenship throughout the churches and 
communities of our state. CAL has distributed over 14,000 copies of the Ten 
Commandments to churches, businesses, schools and homes across North 
Carolina. Promoted Sanctity of Human Life Sunday and the National Day of 
Prayer statewide. 

♦ Held a Church Leadership Legislative Day on April 6, 1999. The purpose of 
this day was to have pastors and church leaders to come together and enjoy 
fellowship, meet and hear some of our legislators and become more aware of 
how state government and the legislative process works. 

♦ Promoted awareness of the worldwide persecution of Christians through 
faxes, emails and newsletters. 

Gambling 

Lottery proponents continue in their efforts to bring a state-sponsored lottery to 
North Carolina. Four lottery bills were introduced this session. CAL monitors 
these efforts and updates the Christian community on lottery information through 
letters, calls, and our fax and electronic mail networks. Lawmakers have 
continued to receive a barrage of communications from across the state saying 
that the lottery is a bad bet for North Carolina. 

Sex Education 

Worked with other Christian and pro-family groups to see that the state mandate 
for Abstinence until Marriage education is implemented statewide. Also, 
supported efforts to insure that federal grant money designated to promote 
abstinence education was used properly. Informed citizens and legislators 
concerning attempts to fund school-based clinics in North Carolina schools. 



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Abortion 

CAL monitors SB 349/HB 1066 (Act to Ban Partial Birth Abortion), this legislation 
would have made this type of abortion a class H felony for anyone who 
performed the late-term procedure. This bill died in committee. Successfully 
encouraged legislators to limit the State Abortion Fund to cases resulting only 
from rape, incest and life of the mother. In the last four years, only one abortion 
has occurred under these circumstances, using taxpayer funds. 

Alcohol 

CAL monitored all legislation concerning alcohol and other drugs. Successfully 
supported efforts to strengthen DWI laws. Assisted communities in organizing 
committees to fight alcohol and drug use. Informed citizens statewide about 
legislation that would have approved alcohol sales without the vote of the people. 
Four bills were introduced this session that would have permitted alcohol sales 
without a voter referendum; SB 17, SB 173, SB 606, SB 607, and HB 1043. 
Provided awareness, education and resource materials related to substance 
abuse problems to churches, communities, etc. 

Pornography 

Worked against HB 1 248, which would have allowed individuals to perform in the 
nude if it "occurs as part of a play, dance, performance, or artistic creation that 
contains serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value." The bill died in 
committee. 

Homosexuality 

CAL supports efforts to strengthen the traditional family and continues to monitor 
and inform the public about the activities of those who promote the radical 
homosexual agenda. HB 884 and SB 701 , 884 and 759 were all introduced to 
promote the acceptance of homosexuality as an alternative lifestyle. CAL with 
other like-minded organizations fought these bills and they were defeated. 
Worked against HB 1398 (Needle Exchange Program) which would have allowed 
the state to furnish free drug users using tax-payer dollars. 

For a better North Carolina 
Rev. Johnny R. Henderson Joe 8. Lennon 

Executive Director President 



Cooperative Program/Stewardship Report 

The Cooperative Program continues to be the lifeline for most Baptist work 
throughout the State and the World, supporting Missions, Convention, and State 
Programs. It has been a good year for Cooperative Program gifts. The SBC has 
reported that nearly $168 million has been given, surpassing last year's record by 
more than $8 million. This is a 5.27 % increase, making it the sixth year for an 
increase. This means SBC's capital needs budget will be paid, finishing a ten- 

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year capital needs budget ahead of time. Therefore, all gifts over the regular 
budget will be forwarded to convention agencies according to the regular CP 
funding formula. This entails a 50% allocation to the International Mission Board 
and 22.79% to the North American Mission. 

The Baptist State Convention has received Cooperative Funds totaling 
$26,343,232.00, which is a 5% increase over last year. In addition, churches in 
North Carolina have given $4,771 ,857.00 to NAMB, which is about a one percent 
increase over last year. The offerings for International Missions was 
$7,541,201.00, a quarter of one percent increase over last year. The North 
Carolina Mission offering was $1 ,295,981 .00, a little over one percent increase 
from last year. CBF offerings total $663,01 4, which is a one percent increase. 

Submitted by Frank Neville 

Cooperative Program/Stewardship Representative 



Council on Christian Higher Education 
Baptist State Convention of North Carolina 

Campbell Chowan Gardner-Webb Mars Hill Wingate 

www.campbeH.eclu www.chowan.edu www.qardner-webb.edu www.mhc.edu www.winqate.edu 

Meredith Fraternal Institutions Wake Forest 

www.mefedith.edu www.wfu.edu 

"North Carolina Baptists have been involved in Christian higher education 
literally since the day the Baptist State Convention (SBC) was born," wrote Dr. 
Jim Royston, Executive Director-Treasurer, Baptist State Convention of North 
Carolina, for The Biblical Recorder. 

Dr. Royston's correct. North Carolina Baptists have placed a high priority upon 
Christian higher education through the years. As a result, a large number of our 
pastors, staff ministers, and lay-leaders have been educated by one of our 
Baptists institutions, helping our churches develop as places where the Gospel is 
treasured and Christ is honored. 

Maintaining close ties to our churches and associations is important to our 
Institutions. This is one of the primary missions of the Council on Christian 
Higher Education. Founded in 1944, the Council seeks to foster good 
communication between our churches, associations, and institutions of higher 
education. 

Divinity schools and centers for congregational growth serve as positive 
demonstrations of our institutions' desire to enhance the life in our churches and 
associations. Current and future leaders are being trained through these 
facilities. 

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According to the Executive Director of the Council on Christian Higher Education, 
Dr. Wayne D. Wike, "North Carolina Baptists are fortunate to have administrators 
and faculty members who are committed to enriching the life of our Convention." 

Gifts to the Cooperative Program assist in helping our institutions fulfill their 
missions. Members from cooperating churches are eligible, as a result, to be 
considered for scholarships to attend one of our colleges or universities. In 
addition, North Carolina Baptists who meet the admission requirements for the 
divinity schools at Campbell and Gardner-Webb Universities are eligible to 
receive $8,100 grants toward their theological educational expenses. Students 
who choose to attend another divinity school are eligible to receive $3,000 
toward their educational expenses. All of these are made possible as a result of 
gifts presented to the Cooperative Program of the Baptist State Convention of 
North Carolina. 

As Dr. Royston wrote, "Baptist colleges are still a priority of our state Convention. 
It is my hope and dream that more and more students from our churches will 
attend our schools, and graduate as leaders for our state and nation, as well as 
for our churches." 

Our colleges and universities share Dr. Royston's hope and dream. They, too, 
believe graduates from our campuses will make a difference in our state, nation, 
and Convention. 

Disaster Recovery Report 

Our Disaster Recovery Team has participated in mission projects as well as 
training classes this year. Several members of the team went to Slier City twice 
to assist those working on a Spanish mission located there. We participated 
again this year at the Ag. Field Day in Buies Creek. Some members joined in on 
a Habitat for Humanity House being built in Broadway, and also helped put a roof 
on a church there. 

The Disaster Recovery Trailer was on display in Cary at our annual Region 4 
Training exercises in September. We received excellent chain saw safety 
training and learned how to proceed with mud-outs after floods. This has proved 
to be valuable training and helped to prepare us to help those in Hurricane 
Floyd's path. Team members responded several times to Eastern North Carolina 
for hurricane cleanup, which continues to be ongoing. 

As we see and respond to the many natural disasters in our world, we should be 
also aware of the many hurting people that have physical and spiritual needs. 
Pray that God will lead others to join us in these worthwhile causes. 

Submitted by Marion Hobbs 

Associational Disaster Recovery Director 

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Discipleship Training 

The LIFE Support Network continued this year to have support groups that 
helped people deal with personal and relationship Issues. So far, all of our 
groups have worked through Making Peace Witti Your Pasf and Moving Beyond 
Your Past A new group of this type is being formed in early November for the 
Hillmon Grove Baptist Church. 

This coming year, we will continue forming "Making Peace" groups. Rev. Roy 
McLamb will be working to form a group dealing with chemical dependencies. 
We hope also to offer a group dealing with divorce recovery and one dealing with 
eating disorders. 

The purpose of the LIFE Support Network is to help people receive victory, 
increasing wholeness, and a growing ability to give and receive love in all of 
one's relationships through a growing love relationship with God. Most people, 
including most Christians, have not been given the knowledge and tools 
necessary to deal with the emotional pain we all experience in normal living. 
This ministry is designed to help churches minister to the relational and 
emotional needs of their people, looking to God as the source of all love and 
wholeness. 

The Associational Children's Bible Drill, held in March, had 36 children 
representing seven churches. Thirty-three children from 7 churches went on to 
the Regional Bible Drill in Fayetteville. The Associational Youth Bible Drill had 
twelve youth representing five churches. All twelve youth went on to the State 
Bible Drill. 

For the first time in several years, we had a Youth Speakers Tournament. Two 
youth from Holly Springs Baptist Church presented speeches. Only one youth 
from each Association is allowed to go to the State Speakers Tournament. Britt 
Buchanan represented the Little River Baptist Association and placed second at 
Fayetteville. 

We would like to see more children and youth from more churches participate in 
these very valuable learning opportunities, which will help these young people for 
the rest of their lives. Please contact Ruby Babb or Georgia Lee Brown for 
information on the Children's Bible Drill, and Kathy Crenshaw for information on 
the Youth Bible Drill and Speakers Tournament. 

Rev. Steve Davis, the Discipleship Support Team Chairman for this year, 
recently accepted the call to minister at a church in the Philadelphia, PA area. 
We miss him, and we pray for a very fruitful ministry for him there. 

Submitted by David Oyster 

LIFE Support Network Coordinator 

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Evangelism Report 

It was my privilege to serve as your Evangelism Chairman this year. Again, the 
Lord has blessed us with many opportunities to serve Him and reach out to the 
people of our Association with the Gospel message. On July 17, the Little River 
Baptist Association hosted it third annual Youth Rally. Approximately 1 50 youth 
workers attended the rally In Scott Concert Hall at Campbell University. This 
year, In addition to Witness, The Evangels, a drama team from the Baptist State 
Convention, led the rally. At the conclusion, an Invitation was given with 15 
decisions being made. This was the best participation we have had from our 
churches since these rallies began. Again, the Baptist Men from our Association 
served free drinks. I hope that the Evangelism Committee will continue to 
sponsor the annual rally as we move into the year 2000 and beyond. 

The second event our committee has helped promote through our association 
was the Billy Kim Crusade, which took place at Turner Auditorium at Campbell 
University, October 17-20. The crusade was co-sponsored by our association 
and Campbell University under the Thomas F. Staley Foundation. At the time of 
this writing, the crusade is a few weeks away, so I cannot give the final results. 
Dr. Kim, a renowned Korean pastor and evangelist, has recently been elected to 
be the president of the Baptist World Alliance. God has used him to reach 
people all over the world with the good news of Jesus Christ. It is my prayer and 
that of your committee that God will use him mightily here in the Little River 
Baptist Association. 

I rotate off of the Evangelism Committee this year, but look fon^/ard to serving 
with you in other areas of associational work in the New Year. Thank you for 
allowing me to serve you in this capacity and for your prayers and support. May 
God continue to bless you for your faithfulness in advancing His Kingdom as we 
move into the new millennium together. 

Submitted by J. Michael Simmons 

Chairman, Evangelism Committee 



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Growth Endowment for Missions 

The growth endowment is continuing to grow. It is beginning to provide some 
funds for mission projects. It will continue to grow and serve mission projects as 
long as time last. It is hoped that every church in the Little River Baptist 
Association will Include the Growth Endowment in their year 2000 budget. If 
some help were to come from everyone of our 42 churches, a significant 
difference would be made In the amount of mission support our association could 
provide. Currently our endowment has reached $9,554.07. 

Submitted by Bruce Blackmon 

Chairman, LRBA Baptist Foundation 

LRBA Foundation Trustees 

Earl Esslinger Barry Hoyle Earl Jones 

George Simmons Dan Deaton David Whiteman 

Marshall Woodall Max Eller Mack McLeod 



Hispanic l\/linistries 

Beginning in May, I began surveying the Hispanic population in the Angler area. 
I discovered a significant number of Hispanics in the community surrounding 
Piney Grove Chapel Baptist Church and began visiting in the trailer parks where 
they live, holding informal Bible studies in the yards. 

In June, Hispanic children and adults attended Vacation Bible School at the 
church. Saturday night Bible studies were begun as well. After a few weeks 
those participating ceased attending and Bible study was moved to Sunday 
morning. This attracted primarily migrant farm workers and occasionally 
residents of the community. Attendance averaged 8-1 people, all men, during 
the months of July, August, and September. 

By the first of October, when the migrants left, no local residents were attending. 
After visitation in the community without results. It was decided to terminate the 
work at Piney Grove Chapel Church 

At the invitation of Angler Baptist Church, I began visiting in October in the 
downtown area of Angler with the hope of beginning a weekly Bible study in the 
church. 

In July, I began working with Central Carolina Community College as counselor 
and recruiter for Hispanic students. One of my assignments with the college is to 
survey Hispanic populations in southern and western areas of Harnett County 

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and begin English classes for local residents. I hope that the contacts made 
through this job will result in Hispanic work in several churches of the 
Association. 

Submitted by Jim Wriglit 

Associational Hispanic Ministries Consultant 



Hispanic Financial Report 



RECEIPTS 




DISBURSEMENTS 




Angler 


$1,243.00 


American Bible Society 


$104.50 


Baptist State Convention 


6,200.00 


Buildings 


150.00 


Chalybeate Springs 


250.00 


Miscellaneous \. 


15.00 


Dunn First 


2,525.00 


Personnel 




Neill's Creek 


1,000.00 


Salary 


2,495.90 


PIney Grove 


46.80 


Mileage & Professional Exp 


. 1,376.16 


Swanns Station 


550.00 


Utilities 


52.43 


Transfer New Jerusalem 


1.000.00 


Total Disbursements 


$4,193.99 


Total Receipts 


$12,814.80 


- - " ■■ '■ ■ •: 




Balance Forward 


+$1,013.65 






Total Receipts 


+$12,814.80 






Total Disbursements 


-$4,193.99 






ACCOUNT BALANCE 


$9,634.46 






AS OF 12/31/99 









A Memorial Meditation 

Let not youf heart be ti-ouble; believe in Gocj, believe also in Me. 

In My Fathei-'s house ai'e many dwelling places; if it wei-e not so, 

I wouU have toM you; for I go to pi-epa^e a place for you. 

And if I go and prepai-ea place for you, I will come again, 

And f'eceive you unto Myself; that where 1 am, there 

-,: you may be also (John 14-:1-3). , 



Jesus and His disciples gather in the Upper Room for a last time of fellowship. 
Our Lord uses this occasion to tell His followers of His impending death. As He 
looks upon their faces, he knows that they are sad and that they do no 
understand why He has to die. Jesus speaks the words recorded in John 14:1-3 
to comfort them. He wants to reassure His disciples that there is a greater life 
beyond this one and that He Himself will one day come and take them home to 
be with Him forever. 



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Listed below are the names of our loved one that Jesus has received in glory. 
They now know the joy of being in the presence of the Lord and seeing Him face 
to face. Their hearts are not troubled — neither should ours be. Jesus is coming 
soon! 

Submitted by Rev. Thomas Lee 

Memorials Representative 



Antioch 

Mrs. Geraldine Byrd 
Mrs. Alice O'Quinn 
Mrs. Doris Rogers 
Mrs. Emma Byrd 

Angler 

Mrs. Margaret Young 
Mr. Roy Williams 
Mrs. Jimmie Crawford 
Mrs. Ila Sauls . 
Mrs. Alice June Fulmer 
Mrs. Cavie Adams 
Mrs. Carolyn Watkins 
Mr. Orville Young 

Baptist Grove 

Mr. Lester Bullock 
Mr. Henry Howell 
Miss Rozell Johnson 
Mrs. Edna Hester 
Mr. Coy Hester 

Broadway 

Miss Laura Rosser 
Mrs. Dorothy Rosser 

Buies Creeic First 

Mrs. Juanita R. Bolton 
Mr. Alex Bolton 
Mrs. Avis K. Bouldin 
Mrs. Betsy Sue Haney 
Dr. Walter Harmon 
Mr. Jeff Stewart 
Mrs. Myrtle Stewart 
Mrs. Daisy Tally 

Calvary 

Mr. Larry Fincher 
Mr. Franklin Johnson 
Mr. David Bennett 



Chalybeate Springs 

Mr. George Warren 
Deacon A. Deck Overby 
Mrs. Virginia Currin 
Mrs. Irene Matthews 
Mr. Elmo Johnson 
Mr. Billy Ray Currin 
Mrs. Marie Penny 
Mr. Porter Smith 
Mrs. Daisy Scott 

Coats 

Mrs. Kathryn Phillips 
Mrs. Carlie Spivey 
Mrs. Virginia Pollard 

Dunn First 

Mrs. Maggie Hodges 
Mrs. Mary Driver 
Dr. Thomas Freeman 
Mr. George Barrett 
Mrs. Pauline Warren 
Mrs. Iva Whittenton 

Dunn Second 

Mr. Donald Stout 
Mrs. Beatrice Jackson 

Duncan 

Mrs. letta Tutor 
Mr. Tom Goodwin 

Erwin First 

Raymond Home 
Vola Johnson 
Halford Coleman 
Louise Sheppard 
Pauline Pope 
Ethel Glover 
Julius Tew 



Faith 

Deacon Wayne Tart 
Mrs. Francis Parker 

Friendship 

Mr. Lewis Wicker 
Mr. Murphy Cannady 
Mrs. Hathleen Cockman 
Mrs. Eva Byrd 
Mr. Dunk Byrd 
Mrs. Ruby Jenkins 
Mr. Archibald Byrd 
Mrs. Elizabeth Allen 

Gourd Springs 

Ila Rambeau 

Mr. Woodrow Griffin 

Mrs. Linda Kongslien 

Harmony 

Rex O'Briant 
Genevieve Holland 

Hillmon Grove 

Madeline McLaurin 
Margaret Mackey 

Holly Springs. 

Mrs. lola Moore 
Deacon Ralph Patterson 
Mr. John Patterson 
Mr. Tally Knight 
Mr. Walton Wilson 
Mrs. Oberia Gunter 
Mrs. Doris McNeill 
Mrs. Effie Rackley 
Mr. Wayne McDonald 
Mrs. Ossie Patterson 
Mr. Howard Patterson 
Mrs. Leadie Arnette 



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1 . Little River Baptist Center 

2. Anderson Creek 

3. Angier 

4. Antioch 

5. Baptist Chapel 

6. Baptist Grove 

7. Broadway 

8. Buies Creek First 

9. Calvary 

10. Chalybeate Springs 

11. Coats 

12. Crestview 

13. Crossroads 

14. Duncan 

15. Dunn First 

16. Dunn Second 

17. EastEn/vin 

18. Erwin First 

19. Faith 

20. Fellowship 

21 . Flatwoods 

22. Friendship 

23. Good News 

24. Gourd Springs 



25. Harmony 

26. Hillmon Grove 

27. Holly Springs 

28. Kennebec 

29. Lillington 

30. Macedonia 

31 . Memorial 

32. Neill's Creek 

33. New Hope 

34. North Clinton Avenue 

35. Oak Grove 
''^ 36. Piney Grove Chapel 
^ 37. Pleasant Memory 

38. Rawls 

39. Pienewed Faith 

40. South EnA/in 

41. Swanns Station 

42. Trinity 

43. Westfield 




Kennebec 

Edward McLeod 
John Sloan 
Mildred Ryjer 
Mrs. Sadie Barbour 
Joe Williams 
Ann Rambault 
Mrs. Ethel McLean 
Mr. J.C. Parrish 

Lillington 

Mrs. Vera Arnold 
Herbert Carson 
Willard Leonard 
Gladys Williamson 
Mrs. Lida O'Quinn 



Macedonia 

Mr. Percy Sears 

Memorial 

Mrs. Betty Easley 

Neills Creek 

Deacon Allen Matthews 
Paul Jones 
Brenda Murray 

North Clinton Avenue 

Sally Fail 

Oak Grove 

Elizabeth Wilson 
Clyde Pate 
George Bennett 



Piney Grove 

Mrs. Minnie Kennedy 

Pleasant Memory 

Hugh Altman 

Rawls 

Pauline Hilliard 

Swanns Station 

Mrs. Hattie Laws 
Mrs. D. Zettelmeyer 
Joanne Sharpe 
Mary Wilson 
Ernest Baker 
Miss Alice Holder 
Elsie Mayne 



Moderator and Executive Committee Annual Report 

"Living the Faith: Celebrating God's Family" 

Here we are at the dawn of the 21^* century, standing like Joshua on the banks of 
the Jordan, ready to crossover into a future that belongs fully to God. Our 
excitement about the future of the Little River Baptist Association is Inspired by 
the past. Our faith is ennpowered by the great faithfulness of God and by the 
faith of those who have walked before us over the past 1 23 years of life together 
In the Little River Baptist Association. We have been given a vision kindled by 
the Word of God, sustained by the Christ who goes before us, and Inspired by 
the Holy Spirit. More than ever before, we, the churches of this association, 
need to stand together to strengthen, encourage, and build-up one another. 
More than ever, we need to live the faith authentically in this changing county, 
state, country and world. More than ever, we need to dream big dreams, and 
celebrate what God can do with persons and congregations fully committed unto 
Him. What a challenging time this is to be at work for the glory of God! What 
great and amazing opportunities the Lord has given to share the Good News 
literally with the world around us. By the grace of God, and the aid of the Holy 
Spirit, may we, members of the body of Christ and this Association, go forward 
boldly united for the glory of God. 

-•' ■ ■ -■-- 
Submitted by David Whiteman 
Associational Moderator 



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The North Carolina Baptist Hospitals, Inc. 
Celebrates 76 Years of Service 

HOSPITAL CARRIES THE TRADITION 

In May of 1999, the North Carolina Baptist Hospitals, Incorporated celebrated 76 
years of service to the community and the region. During these years the 
Hospital has been faithful to the vision of the North Carolina Baptist Convention. 
When the Hospital was birthed, the Convention stated the reason for doing so 
was: to extend the healing ministry which was demonstrated by Jesus Christ. 
Many challenges have been faced through these years, but the commitment to 
compassionately strive for Innovative excellence has remained the same.. 

BAPTIST BENEVOLENT CARE FUND 

Baptist churches from all across North Carolina joined us in mutual mission 
through the Mother's Day Offering. This annual ingathering of love was 
approved by the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina in 1 924. In 1 998, the 
MDO amounted to $530,874. It was used exclusively to help patients who had 
little or no health care insurance or no other means to pay their hospital bills. 
From the offering this past year, well over $200,00 was used to assist members 
of our Baptist churches in North Carolina. May God bless all those who 
supported us with prayers and gave so generously. 

DIVISION OF PASTORAL CARE 

During the year, the Department of Chaplaincy and Pastoral Education provided 
worship services in Davis Chapel on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday 
as well as services in the J. Paul Sticht Center. Chaplain supervisors, residents 
and interns made more than 50,000 ministry contacts last year. Seventy-five 
students graduated from the department's fully accredited Clinical Pastoral 
Education program, Maurice Briggs retired from the Department in February 
after 30 years of service. He was known throughout the Hospital for his pastoral 
presence and the depth of his sensitivity and care. 

The Department of Pastoral Counseling/Care Net, Inc. Continues to expand its 
ministries. There are now 13 Christian counseling centers located in strategic 
areas from Franklin to Wilmington. During the year these professionally staffed 
centers will provide over 26,000 hours of Christian counseling. 

The Center for Congregational Health, Inc. Continues to expand its mission of 
helping congregations become healthier communities of faith. Programs and 
assistance offered to churches include: Consultation, Intentional Interim 
Ministry, and Leadership Development. Resources for ministers include: 
young Leaders program, leadership Development Group, Interim Ministry 
Training, and Intentional Interim Ministry training. 



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FACTS ABOUT WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER 

With more than 1 1 ,000 employees, four restaurants, two banks, and a post office 
that handles more mail than some towns, the Medical Center has been called a 
city-in-a-city. We are the largest employer in Forsyth and Guilford counties. 

The North Carolina Baptist Hospitals, Incorporated has opened BestHealth, a 
community health information center at Hanes Mall in Winston-Salem. The 
Center will provide a library of books, audio and videotapes, limited Internet 
access, computer software and a variety of on-site programs to help area 
residents become better informed about their health and how to remain well. 

Building strong relationships with the community is important to us. A recent 
survey indicates that medical Center employees donate more than 30,000 hours 
of volunteer service a year to more than 300 different organizations on our area. 

POINTS OF EMPHASIS AND PROGRESS 

Gamma Knife - The North Carolina Baptist Hospitals, Incorporated will have the 
only one in the state by this fall. Patients with inoperable or inaccessible brain 
lesions benefit from the availability of this noninvasive procedure that gives the 
same results as surgery but with no need to open the skull or make an incision. 
This procedure has been found to be three times more effective in treating 
recurrent cancerous brain tumors, vascular malformations, and other benign 
brain lesions with pinpoint accuracy without healthy, normal tissue. 

Trauma Center - The Medical Center has the only designated level I trauma 
center for northwest North Carolina. In the trauma center, our goal is for the 
patient who needs surgery to be in an operating room 1 minutes after arriving at 
the Emergency Department. Surgeons, anesthesiologists and staff remain on 
duty 24 hours a day to handle such emergencies. 

NASCAR - The North Carolina Baptist Hospitals, Incorporated is working with 
Motor Racing Outreach (MRO) to serve the fitness and rehabilitation needs of 
NASCAR Winston Cup Racing drivers, crews, and families. 

Ranked Among the Nation's Best - The North Carolina Baptist Hospitals, 
Incorporated is among the best hospitals in ten of 16 specialties, according to 
rankings published in the July 1999 issue of U.S. News & World Report. These 
1 areas are: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, 
neurology/neurosurgery, orthopaedics, otolaryngology, rheumatology, digestive 
tract, and urology. 

Newest Treatment for Epilepsy - Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center 
offers a new treatment for epilepsy - a "pacemaker for the brain" that can help 
control seizures in patients who are not helped by medications and are ineligible 
for surgery. 



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Information and Appointments - For more information and to make an 
appointment with a physician, contact HEALTH ON CALL at 1-800-446-2255. 
A CLOSING WORD FROM THE PRESIDENT 

From the beginning in 1923, the North Carolina Baptist Hospitals, Incorporated 
has dared to reach and grasp that which others thought was impossible. For 
many years we have been thought of as a referral hospital where we received 
the most severe cases. Over the years we have become one of the leading 
research centers in the Southeastern United States. Each role compliments the 
other. It is a great challenge to innovatively treat these extremely difficult cases 
and heartwarming to see our compassionate physicians and staff assist in the 
healing process. People have learned through the years to expect from us the 
very best in health care. We are committed to make sure that their highest 
expectations are always met or exceeded. 

Respectfully Submitted by Len B. Preslar, Jr. 

President, The North Carolina Baptist Hospitals, Incorporated 



Place and Preacher Committee Report 

The Annual Meeting of the Little River Baptist Association will be held at the 
churches listed: 

2000 Monday, October 23 N. Clinton Avenue Baptist Church in Dunn 
Tuesday, October 24 Harmony Baptist Church in Bunnlevel 

Rev. Grover Blackburn will bring the Annual Sermon. 

2001 Monday, October 22 Neill's Creek Baptist Church in Angier 
Tuesday, October 23 Antioch Baptist Church in Mamers 

2002 Monday, October 28 Coats Baptist Church in Coats 

Tuesday, October 29 Baptist Grove Baptist Church in Fuquay-Varina 



Resolutions of Appreciation 

Mrs. Cassandra Holt 

Whereas, the Little River Baptist Association called Mrs. Cassandra Holt as 
Administrative Assistant on September 14, 1994, and benefited from her service 
through September 3, 1999, which provided consistent timely and appropriate 
support to Little River Baptist Association; and 



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Whereas, Mrs. Holt gave of herself with diligent and careful attention to the 
association's special causes, namely the Belarusslan Children's Ministry, New 
Church Starts, and VBS; and 

Whereas, Mrs. Holt worked In a professional manner as Associational 
Bookkeeper, alongside of our associational treasurer, managing funds in a 
prudent and efficient way; and 

Whereas, Mrs. Holt continued, throughout her tenure, to grow in personal skills 
development as demonstrated in our associational newsletters, so as to better 
sen/e Christ through her calling; 

Be it resolved, that we, the messengers of the 124th Annual Session of the Little 
River Baptist Association meeting this day, October 26, 1999 at Rawls Baptist 
Church, do recognize the professionalism, loyal devotion, and faithful support of 
Mrs. Cassandra Holt. We hereby extend, to her, our grateful appreciation for the 
past five years of ministry servanthood to our association. 



Mr. Marshall Woodall 

Whereas, God has called each of us to a place of service within the body of 
Christ, some to specific service within the Little River Baptist Association, and our 
Treasurer for the past three years has given unselfishly of his valuable time; and 

Whereas, outstanding service has been rendered above and beyond the call of 
duty, benefiting us all and all of our ministries, through disbursement of funds for 
maximum effective ministry, and guidance for continuing budget growth; and 

Whereas, our Treasurer has, been consistently available with timely and 
accurate reports to provide much needed Information and financial advisement to 
all areas of ministry within the association; 

Be it resolved, that we, the messengers of the 124th Annual Session of the Little 
River Baptist Association meeting this day, October 26, 1999 at Rawls Baptist 
Church, express admiration and indebtedness to Mr. Marshall Woodall, 
recognizing him as a man of faith serving in a high level of lay servant leadership. 
We gratefully express our sincere appreciation. 

Dr. Norman Wiggins 
Campbell University Staff 

Whereas, the mission of the Little River Baptist Association is to unite churches 
in their effort through fellowship and ministry to reach out to others in the name of 
Jesus Christ, to bring them to the faith, to teach them the Word, and to mature 
them in their Christian walk; and 

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Whereas, Campbell University has as its purpose Christian higher education and 
enabling others to know the Lord and to grow in Him; and 

Whereas, both Campbell University and the Little River Baptist Association 
partnered together under the sponsorship of the Thomas F. Staley Foundation to 
bring Dr. Billy Kim and his ministry team to our area for a great evangelistic effort; 
and 

Whereas, the Billy Kim crusade has so wonderfully and effectively sown the 
seed of God's word touching countless lives for present and future harvesting in 
God's eternal kingdom; 

Be it therefore resolved, that we the Little River Baptist Association meeting in 
its 124^^ session on October 26, 1999 at Rawls Baptist Church do hereby 
express our appreciation to Dr. Norman Wiggins and the Campbell University 
Staff for their superb support and ministry to the churches of our Association. 



Senior Adult Ministry 

We continue to join other Senior Adults in sharing the joy of Christ across Harnett 
County. 

The council consist of a chairman and six members and acts in an advisory and 
planning capacity. Eighty-two persons attended the annual Associational Senior 
Adult Fellowship Day, held May 20, at Friendship Baptist Church in Bunnlevel. 
Fourteen churches report Senior Adult groups. We also have limited contact with 
some of our known homebound. 

It will be helpful for each church to designate a Senior Adult representative. 
Please send this name to the Administrative Assistants at the Associational 
Office for our Year 2000 Senior Day which is scheduled May 18^*^, at Holly 
Springs Baptist Church. 

Submitted by Joyce Pulliam 

Chairman, Senior Adult Ministry Council 



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South Africa Report 

North Carolina/South Africa Partnership 
November 1998 - November 1999 

Evaluation from 1998 Project SA229 

Little River Association sent a 9-person team to Laudium, S.A., November 5-20, 
1 998. This was a ministry to a "mother church," as well as its "mission." 
Following are descriptive evaluations of each area of ministry: 

Evangelism - Evangelistic efforts were made through neighborhood visitation at 
Lotus Gardens, mission site. Decisions for Christ were left with Pastor. N.C. 
team Pastors preached in regular worship settings. One additional invitation to 
preach at another local church was extended for our DOM. 
Construction - God blessed the work, and a greater completion was achieved 
than initially projected. There are currently being held In this facility: Sunday AM 
and PM sr-^/ices, weekday adult Bible-study groups both for men and women, 
weekday chiidrefVs ministry. 

♦ Building funds were sent and materials were either on hand or readily 
available. 

♦ Additional S.A. laborers were available and on site, working alongside our 
team. 

♦ N.C. team included some with expertise, which proved to be of great value. 
Training Events - Deacon's training was led by our DOM for the mother church. 
Two sessions were held. Participants were enthusiastic and grateful. Women's 
ministry allowed for participation in three settings with the mother church. Bible 
study for women was held for Lotus Gardens mission. Invitations doubled the 
group size, which is reportedly maintained to date. 

Children's Ministrv - God blessed the work with 75-80 participants. A 5-day 

Children's Club was held with age-group teaching. Sunday School was led by 

N.C. team both Sun. afternoons at the mission location. 

Celebration Dav - On the team's final Sunday evening, a Celebration Se/v/ce was 

held in the new mission church building! The Lord's presence was made known 

as He was glorified by the local attendance, construction progress, and children's 

participation. 

We thank each of you who held this missions-ministry in prayer, financial 
support, or personal participation. To God be the glory, great things He has 
done! 

Trans Atlantic Exchange 1999- S.A. Guest, Rev. Nicl(i Coertze 

In the second year of the Partnership, several leaders from N.C. and S.A. 
envisioned a Trans Atlantic Crusade during Sept.-Oct., "1999. Approximately 30 
N.C. pastors traveled to S.A. during September. We are now hosting a group of 
S.A. pastors across our state. 

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LRBA is honored to have Rev. Nicki Coertze as our guest for five days. Rev. 
Coertze is Senior Pastor of Christ Baptist Church of Pietersburg, S. Africa. He is 
also chairman of the commission arranging the Trans Atlantic Crusade. He has 
shared at Lillington Baptist and Hillmon Grove churches. Tuesday, Oct.26, he 
will be hosted by the Sandy Creek Association. Wednesday, Oct.27, 
Rev.Coertze will be at Dunn 1st Baptist in the morning, and also at Angier Baptist 
for the Wed. evening service. Guests are welcome. 

Project 2000 - #SA356 and SA357 

From Roy Smith : "We have been praying for God to give you just the right 
project. When we surveyed the work in the Northwestern Province near 
Rustenburg, you fold came immediately to mind. We are asking for "Little River" 
on two projects that are in nearby villages. You could send a, team and work in 
both at the same time. The team(s) would stay in homes of church members. It 
would not be fancy, but they would share with you the best that they have. You 
will find them to be very humble people. I think you would find this a great match 
for your folk. This is an area where not team has gone. Please pray about the 
possibilities. This will be a good mix of training and construction opportunities. " 
$A356: Objective is to assist Lehurutshe Baptist Church to construct a church 
building. They also plan to conduct an evangelistic outreach with the help of this 
team. The metal structure and I BR corrugated sheet metal should be in place 
before the team arrives. The walls will be brick. They estimate that it will take 
$15,000 to build. They have secured a $9,000 loan from the SA Association; 
that leaves $6,000 that they need to raise. 

$A357: Tlhabane Baptist Church has asked for assistance in training church 
leaders. Training is needed in the areas of Church Leadership, Youth 
Leadership, Deacon Ministry, Church Treasurer (stewardship), Children's Sunday 
School workers, Other as offered. 

This plan has been adopted for LRBA, Project 2000. 

"We pray that the team will firm up, as God will have. This will be a great 
encouragement to them. Mission VBS was not part of the initial request; they 
would accept any/everything you offer. VBS can be done in the afternoon and 
training at night." 

To Rov : Guess what? Yesterday our local Christian eye-doctor. Dr. Ken Talley, 
said that he would like to join our team, that God had put into his heart to be used 
on the mission field. He prefers to go with our team, and I suggested the 
possibility of training with Dr. Barbe. 

"This is great news! We will see Dr. Barbe in one hour. He leaves for 
NC. tomorrow. " 



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The medical eye-ministry has formed. 

Dr. & Mrs. Barbe will be going as members of our team. They have previously 
served In Sierra Leone for seven years, served as Campbell resident 
missionaries during interim, and most recently have served in both Swaziland 
and S. Africa during the past two years of the N.C. Partnership. They and Dr. 
Talley will be serving both villages where other team members will be working. 
We are collecting used eyeglasses now through December. Please put in a zip- 
lock bag and leave at the Associational Office. One-two additional nurses/aids 
would be helpful. 



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Whether you are active in praying, going, or giving, you are appreciated! Please 
ask God what He would have you do. If you are sensing God's direction for you 
involvement, contact the Associational Office today to receive an application. 

Submitted by Alice Davis 

South Africa Partnership Coordinator 



Sunday School ACTeam 

The Little River Baptist Association continued to work with the North Carolina 
Baptist State Bible Teaching-Reaching Team to create new Sunday School units 
and to develop teacher/leader skills. The Bible Teaching-Reaching Team, led by 
Phil Stone, held leadership training sessions for all age-group teachers on 
Monday, March 15, at Lillington Baptist Church and on Tuesday, March 16 at 
Holly Springs Baptist Church in Broadway. We had excellent participation from 
our churches for these training sessions. They helped our leadership develop 
skills and gain new information and ideas to be used in their Sunday School 
programs. 

This coming year, the state team will continue to lead training sessions. We are 
very blessed to have this team share their wisdom, knowledge, and experience 

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with us. We want to thank Phil Stone and the Teaching-Reaching Team for their 
work and support. 

Submitted by Cynthia Spivey 

Director, Sunday School ACTeam 



1999 Vacation Bible Schools Report 



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Professions 


Enrollment 


Ava. Att. 


Offerinq, 


Achievement 


Angier 




230 


164 


$ 388.73 


Standard 


Antioch 




251 


182 


*$ 848.40 


Standard 


Baptist Chapel 






109 






Baptist Grove 




100 


100 


*$ 800.00 


Standard 


Broadway 


1 


91 


75 




Standard 


Buies Creek First 




180 


116 


$186.60 


Standard 


Chalybeate 


18 


96 


78 


$120.00 


Standard 


Springs 












Coats 




80 


75 


$ 69.00 




Crossroads 


5 


171 


137 


230.00 




Faith 


* 


53 


40 






Fellowship 


32 


301 


223 


*1 50.88 


Advanced 


Backyard 


24 


68 


68 




Advanced 


Flatwoods 




95 


64 


354.86 


Standard 


Friendship 


" . __ 


63 


59 


476.00 




Good News 




60 


60 




Standard 


Harmony 


12 


31 








Hillmon Grove 


4 


282 


215 


*1 90.00 


Standard 


Backyard 




19 








Holly Springs 


2 


160 


149 


*249.42 


Standard 


Lillington 


1 


87 


77 


*75.86 




Memorial 




185 


177 




Standard 


Neill's Creek 




76 


72 


220.85 




New Hope 




64 


54 


106.72 




North Clinton 




87 


87 


*91.13 




Piney Grove 


3 


187 


121 


*339.81 


Standard 


Rawls 


1 


46 


42 


75.45 




South Erwin 




128 


111 


*61.34 


Standard 


Swanns Station 




182 


149 


479.09 




Westfield 




174 


128 


759.46 




TOTALS 


103 


3537 


2932 


$ 6.273.60 





There were 27 of the 42 churches and missions that reported a Vacation Bible School this 
year. (*) Indicates that contributions were given to the Cooperative Program. 



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Women's Missionary Union 

The women, gjris, and children of the churches of our Association continue to be 
involved In MISSIONS in many, many ways. They are learning, giving, doing, 
going and encouraging others to do the same, to be God's missionaries here at 
home and support those who are going to other places. 

bur ministry theme for the year has been on reaching out to those who are 
victims of violence in our society, by educating ourselves and doing what we can 
to help these victims. Many of our mission groups have had several guest 
speakers who shared about the work they are involved in as it pertain to people 
affected by violence. 

Our women always participate abundantly in the mission projects sponsored by 
the Association. We provided some suits of clothing for men in prison, hand 
lotion ( in abundance) to be put in Christmas boxes for the women's prison, 
Christmas cards for the Inmates at Harnett Correctional Center, Ziploc bags to be 
sent to south Africa, Bagged lunches for special needs children participating in 
the Spring Fling at Campbell, health kits for migrant children, and medical kits for 
the Belarussian children. In addition, of course, individual churches reached out 
in a multitude of ways in their local areas. 

We appreciate so much all that our ladies do in missions education and training 
of our children, girls, and teenagers. From these will come our future 
missionaries and also our supporters of missions in every aspect, and we are 
grateful for all the churches who have a full age-graded missions program. 

The WMU always enjoys entertaining our pastors each year at an Appreciation 
Banquet, and this past year was no exception. Twenty-eight of our churches 
were represented at this year's event in February. We do appreciate our pastors 
who support and encourage all their members to be involved in missions. 

Baptist Women's Day of Prayer always comes In November, and we had two 
association- sponsored events. One was a breakfast at Antioch Church, and one 
a luncheon at Memorial Church. Our women pray for, and give an offering that 
goes to meet need of our sisters in other countries. Women and children seem 
to suffer the most in political upheaval and other conflicts, and this is a time we 
especially remember them. 

One of the highlights each year is our Prayer Retreat. This year it was held at 
Caswell; and in spite of the rain, 124 women met for a wonderful time of prayer 
and Bible Study, as well as a lot of good fellowship. There were some that had 
never been before and we are thankful for that. It is always a mountaintop 
experience where we get "renewed" to go back and face the day-to-day reality of 
being a Christian where we live. 

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The ladies in WMU thank God for being given the privilege of doing missions in 
His Name, because that is what it is all about. It is His Mission, His Gospel, His 
Message, His World that we are trying to reach, and we constantly seek His 
guidance as we strive to do that. 

Submitted by Dorothy Barham 

Associational WMU Director 



World Missions Annual Report 

God has called His people to proclaim His name among all peoples. Southern 
Baptists are committed to this task. We are learning to be mobilized to be on 
mission with God. We are learning to love the lost. 

In 1994, Southern Baptists excelled in the challenge to spread the gospel of 
Jesus Christ. By the end of 1 998, 4,570 missionaries were under appointment 
through the International Mission Board serving among people groups in 127 
countries. In 1998, a record 885 Southern Baptists, appointed or commissioned 
through the International Mission Board, joined God to take the Gospel to people 
groups around the world. 

Added to this new missionary force in 1998 were a record 20,140 short-term 
volunteers. This includes 171 people who served terms of four months to two 
years in the International Service corps program, as well as 732 college and 
seminary students who served through the Students on Mission program. 

Last year, in unprecedented ways through Southern Baptists and Baptist 
partners overseas, there were 348,635 baptisms and 4,251 churches started on 
mission fields around the world. The total membership of overseas Baptist 
churches exceeded 4.4 million in 1998. God promised this would happen in 
Habakkuk 1 :5, "Look at the nations and watch - and be utterly amazed. For I am 
going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were 
told." 

The Last Frontier is that part of the world with little or no access to the Gospel of 
Jesus Christ. About 1.68 million people from 2,161 ethnic and linguistic groups 
live in the Last Frontier. This area has become the main focus of the 
International Mission Board. The 1999 Week of Prayer and International Mission 
Study will focus on these groups, as we study 'The Unfinished Task." 

God is also moving mightily through your North American Mission Board team. 
It's been two years since the ministries of three SBC agencies were combined to 
form this new agency. In partnership with state conventions, associations, and 
local churches, we are commissioning more missionaries, putting more money 

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on the mission field, and starting challenging new ministries to reach North 
America for Christ. Last year, the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering and the 
Cooperative program were the largest in history. Following are a few highlights 
of what those offerings accomplished: 4,800 missionaries, 2,900 chaplains, and 
75,000 volunteers. 

Reaching People for Christ: 3,500 teenagers are accepting Christ each month 
through the First Priority program. This year 500 new cities are starting 
programs. During last summer's Crossover Metro Atlanta 3,000 people accepted 
Christ, with 1 0,700 responding to an evangelistic media campaign. Two hundred 
people are coming to Christ every month as the result of an invitation at the end 
of the Family Theatre movie aired on NAMB's FamilyNet television network. 

Starting New Churches: NAMB has set an aggressive pace to move from a 
goal of starting 1,500 new church a year to 2,800 per year, including starting 
1,000 churches in Canada as soon as possible. The Nehemiah Project has 
placed a NAMB missionary on each of the SBC seminary campuses and our 
seminary in Canada to serve as church planting professors. 

immobilizing Christians: There were 2,445 long-term volunteers serving through 
Mission Service Corps. Twenty-five thousand volunteers led 2,300 people to 
Christ. 13,500 World Changers served at more than 1,000 work sites. They led 
91 8 people to Christ. 

Other statistics show that The North American Mission Board, the International 
Mission Board, and other agencies of the SBC are dedicated to the tasks of 
taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all the people of the world. 

Submitted by Vivian Simpson 

World Missions Representative 




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1998-1999^°^ 


Baptisms 


375 


272 


Total Membership 


13,446 


14,112 


Sunday School Enrollment 


7,463 


7.365 


VBS Enrollment 


3,549 


4,224 


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1,674 


1,063 


WMU Enrollment 


1 .537 


1,493 


Baptist Men Enrollment 


803 


830 


Cooperative Program Receipts 


$343,076 


$341,167 


Associational Missions Receipts 


$117,124 


$138,212 


Total Missions Receipts 


$795,484 


$862,537 


Total of all Receipts 


$6,760,676 


$7,246,957 



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Fellowship 

Flalwoods Community 

Friendship 

Good News Mission 

Gourd Springs 

Harmony 

Hillmon Grove 

Holly Springs 

Kennehcc 

LilllnRlon 

Macedonia 

Memorial 

Ncills Creek 

New Hope 

North ainton Avenue 

Oak Grove 

Pincy Grove Chapel 

Pleasant Memory 

RbwIs 

Renewed Faith 

South Erwin 

Swanns SUtlon 

Trinity 

Wciineld 



67 



BAPTISM INFORMATION 



LTTTLERrVER 



Items Reported: 



3.To4alBapUsnu 


3b - Baptisms Age 64 3d 


- Baptisms Age 12-17 


3r-i 


BaptUms Age 30-59 










3a -Baptisms Under 6 


3c. Baptisms Age Ml 3e 


BapUsms Age 18-29 


3g- 


Baptisms 60.UP 












CXWGREGATION 


C/M 




3a 


3b 


3c 


3d 


3e 


3r 


H 


A«lers«iCrcckComm 


C 

























Ane^T 


C 







1 


1 


1 





2 





Aatioch 


c 







1 





4 





2 





Baptist Chapel 


c 










2 













B^>tist Grove 


c 













8 ' 




7 





Brtwdwaj' 


c 










1 







1 





B«ies Creek First 


c 













1 










Calvary 


c 


















1 





Chalybeate Springs 


c 







3 


5 













Coats 


. c 













4 




5 





Crestview 


M 


























c 







3 


2 


1 




1 





Dnncan 


c 


















1 





Dunn First 


c 







1 





1 




1 





DouSccoiKl 


c 
























EaitErwin 


c 


















2 





Erwia First 


c 







1 













1 


Faith 


c 
























Felknrship 


c 
























FUtwoods Community 


c 























Friendship 


c 







1 














Good News Mission 


M 





















Go«rd Springs 


c 







2 















c 







2 













Hillmoo Grove 


c 












11 









Holly Springs 


c 





















Kennebce 


c 





















Ullbigton 


c 


6 



















Macedonia 


c 


25 





6 













Memorial 


c 


10 



















NeiUs Creek 


c 







1 













New Hope 


c 




1 
















North Oiotoa Avcnac 


c 





















OakGfxive 


c 


















1 


Ftaey Grove Chapel 


c 


34 














16 


1 


Pleanat Memory 


c 





















Rawb 


c 





















Reaewed Faith 


M 


10 



















SoathErwin 


c 





















Swaiws SlaUon 


c 


10 





3 













TriiUly 


c 







3 















WesUield 


. c 







3 


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70 



MUSIC MINISTRY INFORMATION 
LTTTLE RIVER 



Items Reported: 



21- Total Muric Ministry EnroUnent 


21b -Children £-11 yrs. 




21d- Adult Choir 


18-Up 








21b -Preschool 3-5 yrs. 


21c-YoalhlM7yrs. 




21e- Other Mosic 


Group, 








CONGREGATION 


C/M 


21 


21a 


21b 


21c 


21d 


21c 


Anderson Creek Comm 


C 


16 








11 


5 





Angier 


C 


115 


10 


40 


19 


36 


10 


AnUoch 


C 


65 


15 


10 


5 


25 


10 


Baptist Chapel 


C 


24 

















Baptist Grove 


C 


69 


10 


16 





28 


IS 


Broadway 


C 


14 

















Boies Crcclc First 


c 


79 


12 


15 





27 


25 


Calvary 


c 


23 








8 


15 





Chalybeate Springs 


C 


79 


11 


25 


20 


23 





Coots 


C 


109 


7 


35 


12 


45 


10 


Crestview 


M 




















Crossroads 


c 


24 








5 


10 


9 


Dancan 


c 


42 


10 


4 


8 


20 





Dnnn First 


c 


87 


9 


25 





28 


25 


Dunn Second 


c 


10 











10 





EastErwin 


c 


20 











20 





Erwin First 


c 


88 


11 


15 


12 


35 


15 


Faith 


c 


21 











15 


6 


Fellowship 


c 


78 


6 


25 


9 


27 


11 




c 


18 





6 





12 





Friendship 


c 


30 





8 





22 





Good News Mission 


M 




















Gourd Springs 


c 


33 











23 


10 


Harmony 


C 


25 





5 





20 





Hlllmon Grove 


c 


66 





30 


18 


18 





Holly Spring, 


C 


107 


15 


13 


30 


33 


16 


Kennebec 


c 


82 


8 


15 





59 





Ullington , 


c 


75 


9 


7 


8 


27 


24 


Macedonia 


c 


22 








2 


20 





Memorial 


C 


117 


10 


21 


6 


55 


25 


NeaU Creek 


c 


48 


9 


8 





31 





New Hope 


c 


34 


1 


7 


1 


25 





North aintooATeaDC 


c 


26 


3 


2 





16 


5 


Oak Grove 


c 


38 





6 





21 


n 


Hncy Grove Chapel 


c 


37 








3 


34 





Pkasul Memory 


c 


25 





2 


3 


20 





Rawls 


c 


39 


4 


10 


5 


16 


4 


Renewed Faith 


M 




















South Erwin 


c 


20 











20 





Swanns SUUon 


c 


47 


7 


12 





25 


3 


Trinity 


C 


45 


5 


5 


2 


33 





Wcstfield 


C 


63 


14 


10 





24 


15 



Asfoeialkm Total: 



1,9«0 



71 



Items Reported: 

22 - Miss. Proj. Part. 
22a - Local Community 



MISSIONS INVOLVEMENT 

LITTLE RIVER 



22b - SUte/Nalional 
22c - International 



CONGREGATION 



Andcnon Creek Comm 

Angicr 

Antioch 

Baptist Chupcl 

Baptist Grove 



Buics Creek First 

Calvary 

Chalybeate Springs 

CoaU 

Crest view 

Crossroads 

Duncan 

Dunn First 

Dunn Second 

East Erwin 

Erwin First 

Faith 

Fclkiwship 

Flatwoods Community 

Friendship 

Good News Mission 

Gourd Springs 



Hillmon Grove 
Holly Springs 
Kennebec 
Lillington 
Macedonia 



Neills Creek 

New Hope 

North Qinton Avenue 

Oak Grove 

Pincy Grove Cbapd 

Pleasant Memory 

Rawb 

Renewed Faith 

South Erwin 

Swunns Station 

Trinity 

WestncM 



c 














c 


m 


100 


18 





c 


20 





20 





c 


n 


13 








c 














c 


15 











c 


75 


75 


o' 





c 














c 


2 





1 


1 


c 


73 


50 


16 


7 


M 














c 


24 


15 


4 


5 


c 














c 


883 


467 


188 


228 


c 














c 














c 














c 














c 


68 


68 








c 














c 


20 


6 


14 





M 














c 


164 


57 


57 


50 


c 


5 











c 


77 


75 





2 


c 


95 


60 


31 


4 


c 














c 


72 


50 


IS 


4 


c 


16 





12 


4 


c 


450 


250 


100 


100 


c 


24 


6 


15 


3 


c 














c 


21 


21 








c 


3 


2 





1 


c 


13 











c 














c 


22 


20 


2 





M 














c 














c 


76 


39 


20 


17 


c 














c 


76 


75 


1 






Association Total: 



72 



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73 



GENERAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION 
LITTLE RIVER 



Items Reported: 

2t- Undesignated GifU 
27 - Designated Gifts 



28 • Other Receipts 
TREC(26+27+28) - Total RcccipU 



36 - Value - Qing. Property 

37 - Conerccalional Debt 



CONGREGATION 



Anderson Creek Comm 
Angler 



BnpUst Chapel 
Baptist Grove 



Bales Creek First 
CalTary 

Chaljrbcate Springs 
Coats 
Crest view 



Dtmcan 

Dunn First 

Dunn Second 

EastErwin 

Erwbi First 

Faith 

Fellowship 

Flatwnods Community 

Friendship 

Good News Mission 

Gourd Springs 



I Grove 
Holly Springs 



Lillington 
Macedonia 



Ncflls Creek 

New Hope 

North Qinton Avenoe 

Oak Grove 

Pincy Grove Chapel 

Pleasant Memory 

Rawb 

Renewed Faith 

SonlhErwin 

Swanns Station 

Trinity 

Westneld 



Association Total 



c 


$20448 


$2,706 


$1,433 


$24,687 


$300,000 


$50,000 


c 


$277,041 


$20,137 


$338,813 


$635,991 


$2,000,000 


$0 


C 


$238,114 


$60,600 


$10,193 


$308,907 


$1,800,000 


$12400 


C 


$64,183 


$14,610 


$350 


$79,143 


$200,000 


$0 


c 


$224,490 


$134,430 


$8,222 


$367,142 


$1,200,000 


$95,000 


C 


$109,429 


$15,471 


$581 


$125,481 


$0 


$806,000 


c 


$252,378 


$67,561 


$0 


$319,939 


$1,500,000 


$0 


C 


$49,771 


$9J50 


$81 


$59,202 ' 


$250,000 


$0 


C 


$102,998 


$22J43 


$20,712 


$146,053 


$1,000,500 


$0 


C 


$271,687 


$820,080 


$0 


$1,091,767 


$800,000 


$950,000 


M 


$0 


$0 


$0 


$0 


$0 


$0 


C 


$105,217 


$18,774 


$23,186 


$147,177 


$725,000 


$270,000 


C 


$86,000 


$21,000 


$0 


$107,000 


$600,000 


$0 


C 


$277,413 


$215,556 


$1,220 


$494,189 


$3,500,000 


$998 


C 


$65,365 


$2,933 


$905 


$69,203 


$150,000 


$0 


C 


$0 


$31 


$1,500 


$1,531 


$0 


$0 


C 


$110,769 


$22,965 


$0 


$133,734 


$1,470,000 


$24,450 


c 


$29,649 


$1,767 


$384 


$31,800 


$272,000 


$0 


c 


$98,222 


$7,707 


$8 


$105,937 


$280,000 


$0 


C 


$38,403 


$0 


$0 


$38,403 


$210,000 


$20,000 


c 


$112,153 


$31,987 


$286 


$144,426 


$1,157,000 


$0 


M 


$52,188 


$5,346 


$4,796 


$62J30 


$0 


$0 


c 


$83,874 


$30,886 


$309 


$115,069 


$0 


$0 


c 


$45,420 


$8,784 


$0 


$54,204 


$842X0 


$0 


c 


$204,077 


$56,881 


$0 


$260,958 


$1,000,000 


$421,015 


c 


$274J38 


$18,083 


$15,450 


$307,871 


$163,000 


$23497 


c 


$0 


$0 


$0 


$0 


$900,000 


$0 


c 


$280,296 


$60,636 


$0 


$340,932 


$2,445,000 


$0 


c 


$146,000 


$64,000 


$0 


$210,000 


$0 


$0 


c 


$161,736 


$182,822 


$6,000 


$350,558 


$2,000,000 


$297,000 


c 


$167,892 


$4,680 


$2,750 


$175,322 


$1,500,000 


$0 


c 


$112,051 


$31,200 


$450 


$143,701 


$752,000 


$369,000 


c 


$92,454 


$2,608 


$585 


$95,647 


$850,000 


$0 


c 


$57,057 


$7,450 


$0 


$64,507 


$0 


$0 


c 


$117,820 


$33334 


$1,316 


$152,470 


$1,146,620 


$47,000 


c 


SMjasj 


$2,TflO 


$84 


$42,421 


$630,000 


$0 


c 


$48,281 


$13,767 


$0 


$62,048 


$350,000 


$0 


M 


$0 


$0 


$0 


$0 


$0 


$0 


c 


$0 


$0 


$0 


$0 


$0 


$10,000 


c 


$123,671 


$22,825 


$2,539 


$149,035 


$1,097,000 


$0 


c 


$94,819 


$24,483 


$0 


$119J02 


$1,000,000 


$14,000 


c 


$148,200 


$20,000 


$3,000 


$171,200 


$1,500,000 


$0 


1: 


$4,784,041 


$2,080,093 


$445,153 


$7,309,287 


$33490,660 


$3,410460 



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Constitution and Bylaws 
Little River Baptist Association 

PREAMBLE 

Article I - Name 

The name of this body will be the Little River Baptist Association. 

Article II - Purpose 

The purpose of this Association will be to inspire, encourage and enlist the 
membership in a spirit of brotherly love and cooperation for the promotion of our 
Associational programs, the work of the North Carolina Baptist State Convention and 
the Southern Baptist Convention, to the end that the Gospel of our Lord and Savior, 
Jesus Christ, might be proclaimed with greater power and effectiveness in our 
association, our state and nation, and unto the uttermost parts of the world. 

Article III - Objectives 

1. To provide programs, projects and organizations that will strengthen the 
fellowship and assist the churches in achieving their goals and objectives. 

2. To discover needs which cannot be met effectively by any one church and to 
coordinate the use of Associational resources in meeting these needs. 

3. To involve churches in cooperative experiences in evangelism, mission 
education, and benevolence. 

Article IV - Authority 

This Association is a self-determining body under the Lordship of Christ. It 
determines its own membership and programs but has no authority over the 
churches affiliated with it. However, the Association may, upon invitation from a 
church, counsel with that church. 

Article V - Membership 
Section 1 . The Association will consist of messengers who are members of the 
affiliated churches as follows: (1) Officers of the Association; (2) Pastors of the 
member churches; and (3) the duly elected messengers of these churches on the 
basis of: five (5) messengers from each church with 100 members or less, and one 
additional messenger for every 1 00 members or fraction thereof beyond the fiist 1 00 
members; but, no church may have more than ten (1 0) messengers plus the pastor 
of the respective church. 

Section 2. A quorum will consist of messengers from at least 50 percent of the 
member churches. 

Section 3. Voting will be limited to duly elected messengers or their alternates as 
certified in the Annual Church Profile. 



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Section 4. Policy for the Establishment of Missions 

1 . There are three (3) recognized groups that may begin a new mission work in 
new areas: 

a. A Church affiliated with the association. 

b. The Missions Development Committee. 

c. Any interested group of cooperating Little River Baptists.. 

2. Any Baptist group wishing to organize a mission will first advise the Director of 
Missions and the Missions Development Committee of their intent. 

3. It will be the duty of the Missions Development Committee to offer their services 
to any sponsoring agency anticipating new mission work. 

4. When necessary, the Missions Development Committee will assist the mission in 
finding a sponsoring LRBA Church. If the committee is unable to find a 
sponsoring Church, the committee may serve as the sponsoring agency. 

5. The Missions Development Committee will encourage the Sponsoring Baptist 
Church to nominate a Missions Committee of at least five (5) persons, if they do 
not already have one. 

6. A survey of the target area will be made by the Missions Development 
Committee to determine accurately the needs and possibilities for that area. 

7. The sponsoring agency will communicate with all adjacent churches and 
missions within a three-mile radius of the target area with a written request for 
cooperation in starting the new mission work. The responses and any other 
pertinent information will be presented in the joint meeting mentioned below in 
Paragraph Eight of this policy. 

8. The Missions Development Committee will call a joint meeting of the following: 

a. The Missions Committee of the sponsoring Church. 

b. The pastor and a lay representative from each of the adjacent churches and 
missions within a three-mile radius of the target area. 

c. The Director of Missions. 

d. The Moderator. 

e. The Missions Development Committee of the Association. 

9. If this joint group, by a majority vote of those present and voting, looks with favor 
upon the establishment of a new mission, the work can at that point begin. The 
Missions Development Committee will assist the Missions Committee of the 
sponsoring agency in drawing up an agreement between the mission and the 
sponsoring agency. If the joint missions are unable to reach a majority vote, it 
will be referred back to Missions Development Committee for further study. 

10. The Missions Development Committee, the sponsoring agency's missions 
committee, and the Director of Missions will work in cooperation in the process of 
the organizing of the new mission. 

11. After the mission is organized, the Missions Development Committee will 
continue to work with the sponsoring agency and the mission until the mission is 
organized into a cooperating Southern Baptist Church. 



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Section 5. Policy of the Organization of a Church 

1 . The sponsoring agency and/or the mission will send a written petition to the 
Missions Development Committee stating the desire of the mission to be 
organized into a cooperating Southern Baptist Congregation. 

2. The Missions Development Committee will then call a meeting of the pastorsand 
a lay representative from each of the churches in the association to meet with 
the representatives of the mission for the purpose of considering the request. At 
least two weeks notice will be required for this meeting. 

3. The Moderator of the association will preside at this meeting. 

4. The sponsoring agency and the mission will be prepared to furnish the following 
information: 

a. The history of the origin and development of the mission from its beginning 
to the present. 

b. A proposal for a permanent physical location of the Church property and 
buildings. 

c. A statement elaborating upon the mission's ability to be financially self- 
supporting. 

d. A statement concerning the mission's availability of qualified leadership 
necessary to carry on the work of a Baptist Church. 

e. A statement concerning the mission's organizations (Sunday School, 
Discipleship Training, WMU and Brotherhood, etc.). 

f. A statement from the mission concerning its attitude toward all of our Baptist 
work; such as cooperating with other Baptist Churches, the Cooperative 
Program, willingness to support SBC institutions and agencies, etc. 

g. A statement of doctrine and faith prepared by the mission. 

5. With this information in hand, the group will then take a vote to recommend that 
the mission be organized and received into the fellowship of the association, be 
denied this request or to postpone consideration until specifically detailed 
matters are resolved to the satisfaction of the group. If the vote Is favorable by a 
majority vote of those present and voting, then the sponsoring agency will be 
requested to set a date for the organization of the mission into a cooperating 
Southern Baptist Church, and subsequent notice sent to all churches of the 
association inviting them to the organizational meeting. 

Section 6. Policy of the Physical Relocation of Church Property 

1 . The Church desiring to relocate its physical location will be requested to consult 
with the Missions Development Committee stating the desire of the church to 
relocate. 

2. The Missions Development Committee wll then call a meeting of the pastors and 
a lay representative from the adjacent churches and missions within a three-mile 
radius of the proposed new location for the purpose of considering the request. 
At least two weeks notice will be required for this meeting. 

3. The Moderator of the association will preside at this meeting. 



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4. The Church will be prepared to furnish the following information: 

a. Why the Church desires to relocate. 

b. The history of the origin and the work of the Church from its beginning to the 
present. 

c. The proposed permanent location of the Church property, buildings, etc. 

d. A statement of the Church's organization, structure, support and 
participation in Southern Baptist work. 

5. With this information in hand, the group will then take a vote to affirm the church 
in its desire to relocate, or to deny this request, or to delay any action or 
recommendation by the group at this time. The final decision to move or not to 
move will, of course, be the Church's decision, and its decision will be honored 
by the association. The members present will constitute a quorum. 

Section 7. The Association may at any time dissolve connection with any church 
that ceases to abide by this constitution and the spirit of the same. 
Section 8. Any church may withdraw from the Association at its pleasure. 

Article VI - Organization 
Section 1. General Officers. The general officers will be Moderator, Vice 
Moderator, Clerk, Assistant Clerk, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, and Historian. 
Section 2. Executive Committee. The Executive Committee will be composed of 
all active pastors of constituent churches, one member from each church and all the 
officers indicated in Article VI, Section 1-5. A quorum will consist of members 
present. 

Section 3. Trustees. The Association will elect three (3) Trustees from the 
members composing the Association, who will serve with the Moderator, as the 
Trustees of Little River Baptist Association, and whose duty it will be to take and hold 
title to the property, both real and personal, owned by the Association. The 
Moderator of the Association will sen/e as a trustee until such time as his successor 
is elected and qualified. 
Section 4. Director Of l\/lissions. 

Section 5. Program Directors. The program directors will be: Sunday School 
Director, Discipleship Supporter Director, Woman's Missionary Union Director, 
Baptist Men Director, Evangelism Director, Missions Director, Stewardship Director, 
Disaster Recovery Director, Senior Adult Director, Baptist Foundation Director, Music 
Director, and Youth Director. 

Section 6. Associational Council. The Associational Council will be composed of 
the Director of Missions, the general officers, and the program directors. 
Section 7. Councils and Committees. Such councils and committees as needed 
to perform the tasks of the Association will be elected in session or by the Executive 
Committee. 

Article VII 
If for any reason in the future that this Association should be dissolved, the Trustees 
are to convey all net assets to the North Carolina Baptist Foundation of the Baptist 
State Convention of North Carolina. 

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Article Vlli - Amendments 

Amendments to the constitution will be presented in written form to the Association 
on the first day of the annual meeting, to be considered on the second day, and must 
receive a two-thirds majority vote of the body in order to become effective. 

Article IX 

This constitution will take effect immediately upon its adoption, and will supersede all 
previous constitutions. 

BYLAWS 

Article I - Parliamentary Rule 

The parliamentary authority of the Association will be Robert's Rules of Order (latest 
revised edition.) 

Article II - Time Of Meeting 
Section 1. Meeting Times. The Association will meet beginning on Monday 
following the fourth (4th) Sunday of October of each year. However, the Moderator 
of the Association may call a special session anytime during the year provided the 
churches are given at least a two-week notice. 

Section 2. Agenda Format. The Little River Baptist Association has adopted an 
agenda format for the Executive Committee meetings and the Annual Association 
meeting. With this format, it is required that any matters, motions or resolution be 
submitted to the Associational office two weeks prior to the date of said meeting. 
Any executive committee member or elected messenger or elected committee 
member or any Associational officer may propose any Item for the agenda. Any 
items not included on the agenda may be brought up for consideration after securing 
a two-thirds majority of those present. 

Article III - Duties Of Officers 
Section 1. Moderator. The Moderator will be elected annually and will not be 
eligible to succeed himself after serving two consecutive terms. He will preside over 
the annual meetings of the Association. He will be President of the Executive 
Committee, and a member of the Associational Council, and ex officio member of all 
committees. He will appoint the first three (3) members of the Nominating 
Committee and any special committees that may be needed. 
Section 2. Vice Moderator. The Vice Moderator will be elected annually. He will 
preside in the absence or at the pleasure of the Moderator, and will be Vice 
Chairman of the Executive Committee, and a member of the Associational Council. 
Upon a created vacancy in the office of Moderator, the Vice Moderator will become 
the Moderator. 

Section 3. Clerk. The Clerk will be elected annually. He will send annual report 
forms to the member churches at least two months before the Association's annual 



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meeting; distribute at the annual meeting the Book of Reports; make an accurate 
record of the proceedings of the Association in cooperation with the Associational 
Office; supervise the printing of the annuals; keep on file copies of the annuals, 
records, and other documents of the Association; and will serve as secretary of the 
Executive Committee. He will be a member of the Associational Council. The Clerk 
should attend the annual Clerk's Conference at Ridgecrest each year. The Clerk will 
also hold an annual Clerk's Conference in the Association. The Clerk will provide 
copies of all minutes to the Associational Office. 

Section 4. Treasurer. The Treasurer will be elected annually. He will receive and 
handle all funds in the name of the Association; disburse the same upon instructions 
from the Association, the Executive Committee, or as designated in the budget; 
render an accurate report of receipts and disbursements and distribute same at the 
annual meeting and at each regular meeting of the Executive Committee; and keep 
books available and up-to-date for examination. The Treasurer will be bonded. He 
will be a member of the Associational Council. 

Section 5. Historian. The Historian will be elected annually. He will endeavor to 
collect and preserve historical materials relative to the churches and the work of the 
Association. He will be a member of the Associational Council. 

Article iV - Executive Committee 

The Executive Committee will be composed of all Associational officers, the Director 
of Missions (ex officio), each active pastor, one lay menber chosen by each member 
church from its membership and certified to the Association in its annual church 
profiles report, and chairmen of all standing committees. The Executive Committee 
will have the authority to act for the Association between sessions, except as limited 
by the constitution. It will be the duty of this committee to meet quarterly and to 
make reports and recommendations to the Association at its annual meeting. The 
members present at any meeting of the committee, after all members ha/e been duly 
notified of such meeting, will constitute a quorum. 

Article V - Trustees 

The Association will elect three (3) Trustees from the members composing the 
Association, who will serve with the Moderator as the trustees of the Little River 
Baptist Association, and whose duty it will be to take and hold title to the property, 
both real and personal, owned by the Association. The Moderator of the Association 
will serve as a trustee until such time as his successor is elected and qualified. 

Article VI - Associational Staff 
Section 1. Director Of Missions. 
A. Qualifications. The qualifications for Director of Missions will be: 

1 . A genuine conversion experience and belief in the basic tenets of the "Baptist 
Faith and Message" as adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention in 1963. 

2. Emotionally, physically, socially, and professionally capable of working with 
people regardless of age, economic, status, or educational level. 



3. Committed to the basic Southern Baptist principles and its programs and able to 
promote them through the Association. 

4. Ability to encourage churches to extend their witness through new ministries. 
B. Duties and Responsibilities. The Director of Missions will: 

1 . Administer policies and programs committed to him by the Association and the 
Executive Committee. 

2. Be the administrative head of the Associational Office and its staff; be 
responsible for directing and supervising the paid staff for coordinating the 
various programs of the Association and for overseeing the purchase of 
equipment and supplies within the approved budget. 

3. Serve as chairman of the Associational Council. 

4. Serve as ex officio member of all councils and committees. 

5. Work closely with Associational officers, committees, organizations, and 
fellowship auxiliaries to help each group determine its opportunities and 
objectives, and its procedures and programs for achieving these objectives. 

6. Counsel with church leaders as requested with reference to programs and 
procedures in their church, the calling of a pastor and other staff members an 
actual or threatened breach of fellowship, church objectives, and church policies. 

7. Counsel with pastors and other individuals who are called into church-related 
vocations as requested. 

8. Visit churches by invitation or consent of the pastor to provide assistance in the 
church programs and ministry. 

9. Visit churches on his own initiative for worship and Christian fellowship. 

1 0. Interpret to the churches the program resources and other assistance available 
from the State and Southern Baptist agencies. 

1 1 . Inform State and Southern Baptist Convention agencies of needs, problems, and 
potentialities within the Association. 

0. Employment Agreements. 

1 . The salary and other compensation of the Director of Missions will be set initially 
at the time of the call, and will be reviewed annually by the Finance Committee 
to insure that they are in keeping with the cost of living and to consider and 
recommend any merit increases. 

2. The Director of Missions will be entitled to two (2) days off each week. Days 
may accumulate to a maximum of three days off at any time. In addition, he will 
be granted off legal holidays. 

3. The Director of Missions will be entitled to two (2) full weeks of paid vacation 
annually, beginning six months after the commencement of his ministry with the 
Association. Vacation time must be taken within the calendar year, except that 
as much as one (1 ) week may be carried over to the subsequent year upon the 
approval of the Associational Council. He will be entitled to two (2) additional 
days of vacation time for each full year of service, up to a maximum of four (4) 
full weeks. All vacation leave is to be arranged with the knowledge of the 
Moderator of the Association. 

4. A maximum of two (2) weeks annually with pay may be taken for engagements 

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outside the Association for things such as: schools of missions, Sunday School 
enlargement campaigns, revivals, continuing education, etc. In addition, he may 
hold one (1 ) week of meetings outside the Association on a commuting basis 
provided this does not interfere with his assigned responsibilities. He will be 
allowed to retain any honorariums. Approval for participation in additional 
emphases may be secured, subject to the approval of the Associational 
Executive Committee. 

5. He will be permitted to serve as Interim pastor by invitation of any church or 
mission within the area of the Association under the following guidelines: 

a. With the approval of the Associational Council; 

b. Service with one church or mission may not exceed four (4) months 
consecutively; 

c. Interim pastorates will always be secondary to his prior obligations as 
Director of Missions. Only two (2) such interim pastorates will be allowed 
per Associational year. 

6. He will be allowed fifteen (1 5) days sick leave annually. In the event of serious 
injury, illness, or disability, the Association will automatically continue his salary 
and other compensation for three (3) months. The Executive Committee may 
grant an extension of sick leave. 

7. He may attend at the Association's expense, within the limits provided in the 
budget, the State and Southern Baptist Conventions and other assemblies and 
conferences pertaining specifically to his work. 

8. The Association will bear all expenses related to the Director of Mission's 
retirement, long-term disability, term life insurance, and family hospitalization 
insurance program at the level agreed to at the time of the call and review 
annually by the Finance Committee. 

9. When working with churches within the line of regular Associational promotions 
and programs, no honorarium is required. However, he will not be expected to 
do pulpit supply in the absence of the pastor without an honorarium. 

D. Selection and Gail. 

In the event of a vacancy in the office of Director of Missions, a Search Committee of 
no less than five (5) members will be nominated by the Associational Council and 
elected by the Executive Committee, to seek out and recommend to the Executive 
Committee or Association a person whose Christian character and qualifications 
have been examined and found to fit the office of Director of Missions as defined in 
the bylaws of this constitution, Article VI, Section I, A. Qualifications. A two-thirds 
affirmative vote is necessary in order to issue a call. 

E. Termination. 

The Director of Missions will serve under a continuing call until the relationship is 
dissolved at the request of the Director of Missions or the Association. He must give 
at least thirty (30) days advanced notice in writing of his intentions to resign, unless 
otherwise mutually agreed upon. If two-thirds of the Associational Council feel 
convinced, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit that there is sufficient sentiment on 
the part of the Association, and that it would be in the best interest of the Director of 



Missions and the Association to consider dissolving the relationship, the Moderator 
will call a special meeting of the Director of Missions and the Executive Committee 
for the purpose of discussing the matter and endeavoring to render a solution. If a 
solution cannot be reached, the Moderator will contact the Director of Associational 
Development of the Baptist State Convention or another such qualified neutral 
person who will act as a mediator in seeking to resolve the differences. The purpose 
of these meetings will be foremost to resolve all differences and seekreconciliation. If 
agreement still cannot be reached, two-thirds of the Associational Council can 
request the Moderator to call a special meeting of the Executive Committee in order 
to recommend that the Executive Committee vote on whether or not it wishes to 
terminate the Director of Missions' relationship with the Association. Executive 
Committee representatives from each church and program will be notified in writing 
at least two (2) weeks in advance of this meeting and its purpose. If a majority of tie 
members present at this meeting vote to terminate the relationship, the Director of 
Missions will submit his resignation effective immediately; however, the Association 
will continue to provide full compensation and benefits up to ninety (90) days whilehe 
seeks other employment or call. 
Section 2. Other Professional IVIinisterial Staff. 

The Association may employ from time to time as it deems in the best interest of the 
ministry and program of the Association other professional ministerial staff members 
who will assist the Director of Missions in their specified areas of responsibility. The 
Associational Council will appoint, with the approval of the Executive Committee, a 
Search Committee consisting of at least five (5) members plus the Director of 
Missions to recommend a person to fill the vacancy. The Search Committee will 
present its recommendations to the Executive Committee or Association at any 
regular or called meeting, provided that announcement of the nomination has been 
made in writing two (2) weeks before the meeting. A two-thirds vote of those 
members present and voting will be necessary for the confirmation of the Search 
Committees nominee. A job description for each member of the professional 
ministerial staff will be included in the bylaws. 
Section 3. Paid Holidays and Leave Policy. 

The following holidays are the ones which the Associational staff will observe as paid 
holidays: New Year's Day; Easter Monday; Memorial Day; July Fourth; Labor Day; 
Thanksgiving Day; Friday after Thanksgiving; Christmas Eve; Christmas Day; Day 
after Christmas Day. When a holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the Director of 
Missions, in consultation with the staff, will determine whether to observe the holiday 
on the preceding Friday or on the following Monday. The Director of Missions will 
inform the Executive Committee of the decision. 

ARTICLE VII - ASSOCIATIONAL COUNCIL 
Section 1. The Chairman of the Associational Council will be the Director of 
Missions. 

Section 2. The Associational Council will define the objectives of the Association 
and project goals and plans for accomplishing the same. It will evaluate the work of 



the Associational organizations and prepare a report of objectives and goals for 
presentation to the Executive Board or Association in the form of a calendar of 
activities. The work of the Council will be informative and advisory, and not 
authoritative or administrative. 

ARTICLE VIII - PROGRAM DIRECTORS 
Section 1 . Sunday School Director 

It will be the duty of the Associational Sunday School Director to plan and promote 

the total program of the Sunday School within the structure of the Association with 

special emphases listed on the Associational Calendar. He will make a quarterly 

report to the Executive Committee and an annual report to the Association. 

Section 2. Discipleship Supporter Director 

It will be the duty of the Associational Discipleship Supporter Director to plan and 

promote the total Discipleship Training Program within the structure of the 

Association using the special emphases listed in the Associational Calendar. He will 

make a quarterly report to the Executive Committee and an annual report to the 

Association. 

Section 3. Baptist Men Director 

It will be the duty of the Associational Baptist Men Director to promote the total 

Baptist Men program with special emphases on the Associational Calendar. He will 

make a quarterly report to the Executive Committee and an annual report to the 

Association. 

Section 4. Woman's l\/lissionary Union Director 

It will be the duty of the Woman's Missionary Union Director to plan and promote the 

work of Woman's Missionary Union within the structure of the Association with 

special emphases on the special missionary effort of the church. She will make a 

quarterly report to the Executive Committee and an annual report to the Association. 

Section 5. Music Director 

It will be the duty of the Associational Music Director to plan and direct the music for 

all the meetings of the Association. He will seek to stimulate interest in good church 

music through clinics, study courses, music schools, hymn sings in the churches and 

in Association-wide efforts. He will make a quarterly report to the Executive 

Committee and an annual report to the Association. 

Section 6. Evangelism Director 

The Evangelism Director will be Chairman of the Evangelism Council and will 

promote a vigorous program of evangelism throughout the Association, using 

materials, suggestions and programs of our Association, State, and Southern Baptist 

Departments of Evangelism. He will make an annual report to the Association. 

Section 7. Stewardship Director 

The Stewardship Director will promote Christian stewardship in the Association and 

promote and encourage giving to Associational Missions, NC Missions Offering and 

the Cooperative Program. He will make an annual report to the Association. 

Section 8. Disaster Recovery Director 

Contact person for the Association to activate, recruit, and train those interested in 



Disaster Relief efforts. Is liaison with the Baptist Men of North Carolina for Disaster 

Recovery and relief and serves on the Associational Council of the Little River Baptist 

Association. Promotes, educates, and enlists personnel for this ministry. He will 

make quarterly reports to the Executive Committee and an annual report to the 

Association. 

Section 9. Senior Adult Director 

Represents and plans for Senior Adult activities within our association. Promotes 

Senior Adult ministries and leads in association-wide Senior Adult activities. They 

will make a quarterly report to the Executive Committee and an annual report to the 

Association. 

Section 10. Youtli Director 

Pulls together Youth Ministries from across the Association, sharing ideas, and 

programs that lead to involving youth in outreach and personal growth ministries. 

They will make a quarterly report to the Executive Committee and an annual report to 

the Association. 

Article IX - Standing Committees 
Section 1. Nominating Committee 

The Nominating Committee will be composed of three (3) members, appointed by the 

Moderator at the annual session to nominate all officers of the Association, except as 

otherwise provided for in the constitution. This committee will submit the names of 

Sunday School Director, Discipleship Supporter Director, Baptist Men Director, and 

WMU Director to the Executive Committee for approval at its Annual meeting so that 

they may assist the Nominating Committee in an advisory capacity in nominating a 

full slate of organizational officers. 

Section 2. Program Committee 

The Program Committee, composed of not less than three (3) members, will be 

appointed by the Moderator at the annual session to plan the program for the next 

annual meeting of the Association. The committee will make sure that those who are 

to make reports and others appearing on the program are contacted prior to the 

annual meeting. 

Section 3. Resolution Committee 

The Resolution Committee will be composed of three (3) members appointed by the 

Moderator by the first session of the annual meeting. This committee will draw up 

and present to the Association, resolutions of appreciation and any other resolutions 

it may deem expedient. 

Section 4. Place and Preacher Committee 

The Place and Preacher Committee, composed of three (3) members appointed by 

the Moderator in the first session of the annual meeting, will recommend the 

preacher and alternate for the annual sermon, and the places of the annual meetings 

for the following year. 

Section 5. Finance Committee 

The Finance Committee will be composed of five (5) persons and will inclucfetwo (2) 

laymen. The Associational Treasurer will serve as an ex officio member. This 

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committee will study the Association's financial needs for an adequate program; 
present a budget to the Association for the following year; devise plans for securing 
the cooperation of the churches in raising funds to meet the budget; and make a 
written report to the annual meeting. In an event the Treasurer cannot fulfill his 
duties, the Chairman of the Finance Committee will be empowered to act and sign 
checks until such time as a new Treasurer is secured. The Finance Committee will 
present an annual budget to the Association for consideration at the Annual Meeting. 
This budget will become effective the following January 1 and will remain effective 
until the following the December 31 . This budget may be amended at any time that 
the Association deems necessarily. 
Section 6. Ordination Committee 

The Ordination Committee, composed of the Moderator and four (4) other members, 
will when requested by a member church, assist with the examination and ordination 
of a candidate for the Gospel Ministry. Each candidate will be examined as to his 
Christian experience, call to and preparation for the ministry, doctrinal beliefs, and 
attitude toward our denomination and its program. The guidelines for ordination of 
candidates for the Christian Ministry are as follows: 

1 . A church that has the opportunity to ordain a candidate called to the Christian 
Ministry and desiring the service of the Association Ordination Committee should 
contact the chairman of the committee before making any plans. The candidate 
should have been called by a church or to special service, either by his home 
church or by the church requesting ordination, before the ordination examination 
is requested. 

2. The chairman of the committee and the pastor (or other representatives) of the 
ordaining church will set a time for the Ordination Committee to meet with the 
candidate for the purpose of the examination of the candidate. 

3. The chairman of the committee will put in the hands of the candidate in advance 
of the meeting, a list of the areas of questioning to be followed by the committee. 

4. When the candidate has satisfactorily responded to the reasonable questioning 
of the committee, the committee will notify the church requesting ordination, by 
letter, after a reasonable period of time, stating the findings of the committee. 

5. The Assoclational Ordination Committee will help, at the request of the ordaining 
church. In planning for the Ordination Service, and they will make every effort to 
attend the service and participate. The committee will present a Certificate of 
Ordination to the candidate as a final gesture of approval and encouragement. 

Section 7. Constitution and Policy Committee 

The Constitution and Policy Committee, composed of three (3) members, will be 

available to study any changes or revisions in the constitution or bylaws and to make 

recommendations as needed to keep the constitution or bylaws in line with the 

policies and programs of the Association. 

Section 8. Standing Committee 

The Standing Committee will be composed of elective representatives of the 

following: Christian Literature, Baptist Hospital, Wortd Missions, Christian Life and 

Public Affairs, Christian Education, American Bible Society, Children's Homes, 



Homes for the Aging, Minister's Retirement, Evangelism, Cooperative Program, and 
Memorials. Their duties will consist of communication (personal visitation, if 
possible) and promoting through the churches of the Association the work of each 
institution or agency they represent. They will make an annual report to the 
Association. 

Section 9. Building and Grounds Committee 

The Building and Grounds Committee will be composed of three (3) members of the 
Association. Their duties are to give attention to and study the condition and state of 
repair and appearance of all buildings and grounds owned by the Association and 
included in the Associational budget. This committee has the authority to have minor 
repairs made, not to exceed $500.00, and will bring to the attention of the 
Association or Executive Committee any emergency or major repairs that need 
immediate attention. This committee will make an annual report to the Association. 
Section 10. Personnel Committee 

A. Membership 

The Personnel Committee will consist of nine (9) members, each elected to serve a 
three (3) year term with three (3) members rotating off each year. 

B. Purpose 

The Personnel Committee will assist the Director of Missions and Association in 
matters related to the salaried ministerial and non-ministerial staff of the Association. 
It will be the general duty of this committee to advise and make recommendations to 
the Executive Committee and/or Association matters relating to Associational 
personnel policy, personnel administration, and personnel management. This 
committee will have the general authority to advise and assist the Director of 
Missions in his capacity as the administrative head of all paid Associational staff 
members. 

C. Duties 

1 . To fill and terminate non-ministerial staff positions in consultation with Director of 
Missions and to report promptly such hiring or termination to the Executive 
Committee. 

2. To make budgetary recommendations to the Finance Committee on matters of 
staff salaries, benefits, and support. 

3. To maintain an accurate job description for each staff member. 

4. To serve as a liaison between staff members and the association. 

5. To develop and maintain a manual for staff policies and procedures. 

6. To periodically conduct a performance evaluation of all paid staff members. 

7. To make recommendations to appropriate committees with regard to staff 
working conditions, equipment, and training. 

8. To review staff grievances and make recommendations to the Director of 
Missions or Executive Committee concerning each grievance. 

Section 11. Missions Development Committee 

A. Membership 

The Missions Development Committee will consist of nine (9) members, each elected 

to serve a three (3) year term with three (3) rotating off each year. 



B. Purpose 

The Missions Development Committee will assist and encourage the churches of the 
Little River Baptist Association in the establishment of mission churches and ministry 
points in needed areas and in cooperative missions involvement within the 
Association, the Baptist State Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention. 

C. Duties 

1 . To help develop a climate for new work in the association. 

2. To conduct surveys and plans to determine needs for new missions and ministry 
points. 

3. To work with any and ail existing Associational committees in any work or 
planning where missions involvement is needed. 

4. To serve as a liaison and facilitator between any new missions and/or sponsor 
mission committees and all adjacent churches and missions within a threemiles 
area in following Associational policies for the establishment of missions, the 
organization of a church, and the physical relocation of church property. 

5. To maintain a continuous search for land that would be suitable for a new 
mission or ministry point. 

6. To review any request from a mission or church related to new work or missions 
and make recommendations to the Association that require Associational 
approval. 

7. To enlist interest and support of Little River Baptist Association Churches to 
sponsor new work. 

8. To lead the Association to begin new work whereand when a sponsoring church 
is not available. 

9. To explore and recommended innovative ways to finance new work. 

1 0. To encourage and assist churches in cooperative mission involvement within the 
Little River Baptist Association, the Baptist State Convention, the Home Mission 
Board and the Foreign Mission Board. 

Section 12. l\/lilitary l\/linistry Committee 

A. l\/lembersiiip 

The Military Ministry Committee will consist of nine (9) members, each 
elected to serve a three (3) year term with three (3) members 
rotating off each year. 

B. Purpose 

The Military Ministry Committee will assist and encourage the churches of the Little 
River Baptist Association in their ministry to and with the military community. 

0. Duties 

1 . To sensitize Associational churches to needs of those associated with the 
military. 

2. To help discover needs of those who live in our area who are in the military. 

3. To help develop strategies and outreach programs for military personnel and 
their families. 

4. To find and develop resources for ministry to military personnel and their 
families. 

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5. To lead the Association in appropriate cooperative ministries to military 
personnel and their families. - 

Article X - Amendments 

The bylaws may be amended at any session of the Association or Executive 
Committee by a majority vote. 

Article XI - Adoption 

These bylaws will take effect immediately upon their adoption, and will supersede all 
previous bylaws. 



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Little River Baptist Association 
2000 Calendar 



January 

I Rev. Danny Jarman's anniversary with Macedonia (1984) 
4 Associational Council Meeting, LRBA Office, 7:00 p.m. 
1 0-1 1 State Evangelism Conference 

II WMU Leadership Team l\/leeting, LRBA Office, 7:00 p.m. 
13 Senior Adult Council Meeting, LRBA Office, 12:00 p.m. 
17 Mrs. Dorottiy Mcl-amb's birtfiday, Flatwoods Baptist Churchi 
17 Ministers' Conference, LRBA Office, 10:00 a.m. 

IB Mrs. Beectiye Morris's birtiiday, Lillington Baptist Cliurcii 

19 Mrs. Joyce Tatem's birtliday, New IHope Baptist Cfiurch 

20 Rev. Marl< Morris's birthday, Lillington Baptist Church 
20 South Africa Team Meeting, LRBA Office, 7:00 p.m. 
23 Rev. Joel Johnson's birthday, Good News Mission 

23 Mrs. Katheleen Davis's birthday, Crestview Baptist Church 

23 Baptist Men's Day in the Churches 

23 Belarussian Emphasis Sunday 

28 Rev. Martin Groover's anniversary with Antioch (1980) 
28-29 NC Baptist Men's Convention, Raleigh 

Februai7 

1 Mrs. Shirley Jefferds' birthday. Oak Grove Baptist Church 

3 LRBA Growth Endowment Meeting, Dr. Biackmon's home, 7:30 a.m. 

3 Personnel Committee Meeting, LRBA Office, 7:00 p.m. 

4 Mrs. Harriet Whiteman's birthday, Memorial Baptist Church 

6 Rev. Timmy Blair's anniversary with Piney Grove Chapel (1994) 

6 S. Africa Team Commissioning Service, Lillington Baptist, 5:00 p.m. 

6-1 3 Week of Prayer and Special Offering for Baptist Retirement Homes 

8 WMU Pastors' Appreciation Banquet, Ron's Barn, 6:30 p.m. 

9-25 South Africa Mission Trip 

12 Rev. Ronnie Byrd's anniversary with South Erwin Baptist (1989) 

13-20 WMU Focus Week 

15 Rev. Daniel Deaton's anniversary with Little River Association (1996) 

15 Associational Council Meeting, LRBA Office, 7:00 p.m. 

16 Rev. Steve Gordon's anniversary with Friendship Baptist (1997) 

20 Baptist College Emphasis Day 

21 Missions Development Council Meeting, LRBA Office, 7:00 p.m. 

22 Dr. Michael Simmons' birthday, Buies Creek First Baptist Church 
22 Belarus Steering Committee Meeting, LRBA Office, 7:00 p.m. 
25 Mrs. Becky Wroten's birthday, Hillmon Grove Baptist Church 
25-26 Bible Teaching/Reaching Team Specialists' Training 

29 Discipleship Training Committee Meeting, LRBA Office, 7:00 p.m. 

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March 

1 Rev. G rover Blackburn 's anniversary with Angier Baptist (1 994) 

1 Rev. Lee Newton's anniversary with Rawls Baptist (1998) 

2 Rev. Roy l\/lcLamb's anniversary with Flatwoods Baptist (1997) 
5-1 2 Week of Prayer for North American Missions and Annie Armstrong 

Easter Offering 

6-9 Youth IVlinisters' Continuing Education Retreat, N. l\/lyrtle Beach 

7 Family-to-Family Training Conference, Dunn First, 10:00 a.m. 

7 Associational Council l\/leeting, LRBA Office, 7:00 p.m. 

8 Preaching & Reaching, Carthage, 9:00 a.m. 

9-1 1 Youth Ministers' & Spouses Marriage Enrichment Retreat, N. Myrtle 

Beach 

10 Rev. George Stallings' anniversary with Baptist Chapel (1981) 

13 IVlinisters' Conference, Buies Creek First, 10:00 a.m. 

14 Mrs. Shirley Darch's birthday, Anderson Creek Community 
16 Rev. George Stallings' birthday, Baptist Chapel 

18 Mrs. Patricia Baucom's birthday. Pleasant Memory 

20 Leadership Development for Pastors, LRBA Office, 10:00 a.m. 

26 Rev. Billy Crabtree's anniversary with Baptist Grove Church (1995) 

26 Rev. Martin Groover's birthday, Antioch Baptist Church 

27-29 FAITH Clinic, Kernersville 

3 1 Mrs. Ruth Ann Groover's birthday, Antioch Baptist Church ., 

31-4/2 WMU Missions Extravaganza, Ridgecrest 

31-4/2 BSU Spring Conference 

April 

3-5 FAITH Clinic, Durham 

3-5 Coastal Senior Adult Retreat, Caswell 

4 Associational Council Meeting, LRBA Office, 7:00 p.m. 

5 Rev. Don Rea's birthday, Trinity Baptist Church 
7-8 WMU Associational Prayer Retreat, Caswell 
7-9 Youth Spring Fling I, Caswell 

9 Associational Bible Drill, Trinity Baptist Church, 2:00 p.m. 
1 0-1 2 Coastal Senior Adult Retreat, Caswell 

1 2 Registration deadline for State Bible Drill/Speakers' Tournament 

13 Senior Adult Council Meeting, LRBA Office, 12:00 p.m. 

14 Mrs. Shirley Darch's birthday, Anderson Creek Community Church 
1 4-1 6 Youth Spring Fling II, Caswell 

1 4-1 6 Single Adult Retreat, Caswell 

15 Rev. Chris Wroten's birthday, Hillmon Grove Baptist Church 
1 7-1 9 Coastal Senior Adult Retreat, Caswell 

1 8 Rev. Henry Simpson 's birthday 

18 LRBA Executive Committee Meeting, LRBA Office, 7:00 p.m. 

20 Rev. James Taylor's birthday. Fellowship Baptist Church 

21 Good Friday, LRBA Closed 
23 Easter 

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28 State Youth Bible Drill and Speakers' Tournament 
28-30 Youth Spring Fling III, Caswell 

28-30 NC Media Library Workshop, Caswell 

28-29 Disaster Relief Expo 

29 State Children's Bible Drill 

May 

/ Mrs. Ann McClain's birthday, Neill's Creek Baptist Cliurch 

1 -2 Key Leadership Training, Caswell 

2 Associational Council Meeting, LRBA Office, 7:00 p.m. 

5 State Youth Bible Drill & Speakers' Tournament 
5-7 Missions Extravaganza, Ridgecrest 

6 State Children's Bible Drill 

7-1 4 Week of Prayer & Special Offering for NC Baptist Hospitals 

1 1 WI\/IU Annual Meeting, Lillington Baptist Church, 7:00 p.m. 

13 Mrs. Pat Johnson's birthday, Good News Baptist Mission 

1 3 State Royal Ambassador's Track Meet 

18 Mrs. Cindy Newton's birthday, Bawls Baptist Church 

18 LRBA Senior Adult Day, Holly Springs Baptist Church, 9:30 a.m. 

20 Finalist Youth Bible Drill & Speakers' Tournament 

21 -22 Associational WMU Leadership Team Training, Caswell 
26-28 Couples Spring Break, Caswell 

29 Memorial Day - LRBA Closed 
29-6/2 Youth Evangelism Week I, Caswell 

June 

1 Mrs. Sandra Taylor's birthday. Fellowship Baptist Church 

2-4 Youth Evangelism Spring Thing, Caswell 

3 Mrs. Tina Dorman's birthday, Gourd Springs Baptist Church 

4 Rev. Don Davis's anniversary with Crestview Baptist Church (1995) 
6 Dr. Greg McClain's birthday. Neill's Creek Baptist Church 

11-12 National WMU Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida 

13-14 Southern Baptist Convention, Orlando, Florida 

14 Rev. Lee Newton's birthday, Rawl's Baptist Church 

19 Rev. Mike Stinson's birthday. Chalybeate Springs Baptist Church 
1 9-23 GA Camp, Mundo Vista 

1 9-24 Youth Evangelism Week II, Caswell 

22 Rev. Phillip Burden's anniversary with Duncan Baptist Church (1997) 
23-24 WMU Associational Leadership Team Training, Caraway 

26-30 Youth Evangelism Week III, Caswell 

26-30 GA Camp, Mundo VIsta 

27 Rev. Richard Dorman's anniversary with Gourd Springs (1999) 

28 Mrs. Sandra Deaton's birthday, Little River Association 

30 Rev. Ralph Darch's birthday, Anderson Creek Community Church 
30 Mrs. Vivian Simpson's birthday 

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July 

3-7 Family Fun and Focus Week at Caswell 

3-8 Music Week at Caswell 

4 Independence Day, LRBA Closed 

7 Rev. Phillip Burden's birthday, Duncan Baptist Church 

11 LRBA Executive Committee Meeting, LRBA Office, 7:00 p.m. 

12 Rev. Chris Wroten's anniversary with Hillmon Grove Baptist (1992) 

12 Rev. Grady Edwards' anniversary with Harmony Baptist (1998) 

13 Mrs. Linda Lee's birthday, Broadway Baptist Church 

14 Mrs. Doris Eller's birthday 

14-15 WMU Associational Leadership Training, Caraway 

15 Rev. Dan Deaton's birthday. Little River Association 

16 Mrs. Peggy Mooney's birthday. Coats Baptist Church 

17 Rev. Don Davis's birthday, Crestview Baptist Church 
17 Angel Tree Camp, Mundo Vista 

23 Rev. Mike Stinson's anniversary with Chalybeate Springs (1997) 

25-26 Operation Yahweh, Charlotte 

27-28 Super Summer 2000, Carowinds 

29 Rev. Tom Lee's anniversary with Broadway Baptist (1990) 

August 

I Rev. Don Rea's anniversary with Trinity Baptist (1998) 
5-7 Happiness Retreat, Caraway 

6-8 Caraway Summer Camp for Boys 

7-9 Happiness Retreat 2, Caraway 

8 Rev. Jesse Mooney's birthday. Coats Baptist Church 
8 Mrs. Sonja Minor's birthday, Dunn First Baptist 

9-1 1 Happiness Retreat 3, Caraway 

II Mrs. Caria Stallings' birthday. Baptist Chapel Church 
11-12 Church Brotherhood Leadership Training, Caraway 

1 7 Rev. Jerry Parsons ' anniversary with Holly Springs (1 997) 

18-19 Lay Witnessing Conference, Caraway 

21-25 Senior Adult Conference by the Sea, Caswell 

28-29 Volunteer Chaplain's Workshop, Caraway 

29 Rev. Russell Blackmon's birthday, Swanns Station Baptist 

30 Dr. Karl Minor's anniversary with Dunn First Baptist (1998) 

September 

1 Rev. Jesse Mooney's anniversary with Coats Baptist (1991) 

4 Labor Day, LRBA Closed 

5 Associational Council Meeting, LRBA Office, 7:00 p.m. 

5 Dr. David Whiteman's birthday. Memorial Baptist Church 

5 Mrs. Pam Rea's birthday. Trinity Baptist Church 

7 Dr. Ken Dalton's anniversary with Crossroads Church (1997) 

10 Dr. Karl Minor's birthday, Dunn First Baptist 

1 0-1 7 Week of Prayer & Special Offering for NC Missions 

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12 LRBA Executive Council [\/leeting, LRBA Office, 7:00 p.m. 

17 Biblical Recorder Day 

23 Rev. Grady Edwards' birthday, Harmony Baptist Church 

29-30 Baptist Student Convention, Ridgecrest 

30 Mrs. Cathy Byrd's birthday, South Erwin Baptist Church 

October 

1 Rev. A.C Tatem's anniversary with New Hope Baptist (1995) 

1 Rev. Ralph Darch's anniversary with Anderson Creek (1996) 

I Soul Winning Commitment Day 

3 Rev. Jerry Parsons' birthday. Holly Springs Baptist Church 

3 Associational Council Meeting, LRBA Office, 7:00 p.m. 

4 Rev. Billy Crabtree's birthday, Baptist Grove 

5 Rev. Ronnie Byrd's birthday. South En/vin Baptist Church 

7 Rev. Roy McLamb's birthday, Flatwoods Baptist Church 

8 World Hunger Day 

13 Royal Ambassador Leadership Training 

14 Mrs. Sharon Crabtree's birthday. Baptist Grove 
16-18 FAITH Clinic 

17 Rev. Tom Lee's birthday, Broadway Baptist Church 

IB . Rev. Rick Jefferd's anniversary with Oak Grove Baptist (1989) 

22 Mrs. Nancy Blackmon's birthday, Swanns Station Baptist Church 

23 LRBA Annual IVIeeting, N. Clinton Avenue Baptist Church, 6:55 p.m. 

24 LRBA Annual Meeting, Harmony Baptist Church, 2:55 p.m. 
^5 Mrs. Jane Jar men's birthday, Macedonia Baptist Church 

26 Dr. David Whiteman's anniversary with Memorial Baptist Church (1986) 

27 Mrs. Sandra Simmons' birthday, Buies Creek First Baptist Church 
27-28 Deacon/Church Leadership Retreat, Caswell 

29 Rev. Mark Morris's anniversary with Lillington Baptist Church (1995) 

November 

5 Rev. Joel Johnson's anniversary with Good News Baptist Mission (1999) 

5 Rev. Rick Jefferds' birthday. Oak Grove Baptist 

5-1 1 Royal Ambassador Week 

7 Associational Council Meeting, LRBA Office, 7:00 p.m. 

7 Mrs. Natalie Burden's birthday, Duncan Baptist Church 

7 Rev. Richard Dorman's birthday. Gourd Springs Baptist Church 

1 0-1 1 NC Baptist Health Care Fellowship Meeting 

I I Mrs. Becky Blackburn's birthday. Angler Baptist Church 

12 Dr. Michael Simmons' anniversary with Buies Creek First Baptist (1995) 

1 2-1 9 Week of Prayer & Special Offering for Baptist Children's Homes of NC 

1 3-1 4 Baptist State Convention, Winston-Salem 

14 Rev. Standi Baucom's birthday, Pleasant Memory Baptist Church 

15 Rev. Max Eller's birthday 

1 7 Rev. A.C. Tatem's birthday. New Hope Baptist Church 

1 7-1 9 Fall Youth Evangelism Retreat, Caswell 

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23-24 Thanksgiving, LRBA Closed 

December 

3-1 Week of Prayer for International Missions and Lottie Moon Offering 

4-6 Senior Adult Christmas by the Sea, Caswell 

5 Associational Council Meeting, LRBA Office, 7:00 p.m. 

5 Mrs. Patsy Parsons' birthday, Holly Springs Baptist Church 

5 Rev. Danny Jarmon's birthday, Macedonia Baptist Church 

6-8 Senior Adult Christmas by the Sea, Caswell 

12 LRBA Executive Council Meeting, LRBA Office, 7:00 p.m. 

15 Mrs. Fritzie Edwards' birthday. Harmony Baptist Church 

25-29 Christmas Holidays, LRBA Closed 

28 Rev. James Taylor's anniversary with Fellowship Baptist (1986) 



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